My guest on today’s podcast says that while there were many successes in human development in 2017, arguably, the most significant achievements of the last 12 months were in global health.
Public health physician and a vaccinologist, Dr Melvin Sanicas wrote in an article in Project Syndicate that he counted at least 18 unique successes in 2017 and on today’s show, we’ll touch on several to include India’s elimination of trachoma, the battle against polio and the new typhoid vaccine, to name a few.
A Year of Successes in Global Health
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Other interviews and articles with/from Dr Sanicas:
- Vaccines: How they work and some common misconceptions
- Meningitis - Rare But Potentially Fatal
- The Top 10 Biggest Vaccine Stories Of 2016
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- Rabies: What should you do if you’re exposed?
- Bioterrorism, antibiotic resistance and pandemic flu: Discussing ‘Deadliest Enemy’
- Rotary International and the battle against polio
- The growing anti-vaccine movement: A discussion with Dr Peter Hotez
- Infectious diseases Year-in-review 2017 with Dr Judy Stone
- Anti-vaccine arguments rebutted
- Outbreaks and the role of health promotion
- Guinea worm disease: A discussion about the ‘fiery serpent’
- Antibiotic resistance, the ‘post-antibiotic era’ and improving antibiotic stewardship
- Pandemic vs epidemic: What’s the difference and why does it matter?
- Lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria: The battle against the disfiguring parasitic disease
3 thoughts on “India eliminating trachoma and other global health successes in 2017”
Great job, Dr. Sanicas!
A great summary of global health successes! Awesome interview! Excellent, Dr. Sanicas!