Tag: Cause Of Death

The Most Important Invention – the Toilet?

http://youtu.be/XDp8lTCz3Nw If someone were to ask you what the most important contribution to international health has been EVER, what would you say? Vaccines? Penicillin? Most people are surprised to learn that the invention that has saved the most lives since it’s inception is actually the toilet. Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death in…
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Saving lives from accidental deaths

As the Children’s Prize approaches its last week, we’d like to highlight our mission of saving lives around the world, including from accidental deaths. According to CDC data from 2009, accidental deaths including motor vehicle accidents, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fire/burns and falls account for the largest number of child deaths in the United States every…
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Malaria in Miami? Shifting from global to local health.

As we briefly shift to local health, it was surprising to read about malaria cases in Miami. Miami-Dade has the largest foreign-born population in the United States, making it one of the most international communities. The diversity found in Miami-Dade is attributed not only to its foreign-born residents, but also to its tourists and visitors.…
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