Request for Vaccine and Drugs during H1N1

During the H1N1 pandemic lots of requests came to the Ministry of Public Health for vaccines and anti-viral drugs..

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Looks great, Drue, et al

It is a pleasure to see this important document is now available to public health workers and other interested parties.


This is another step forward in the rapid growth of the new discipline of public health practice ethics.



Ethics program at University of Miami: courses on public health ethics

There are courses on public health ethics at University of Miami.  We can take these courses, but they cost $2,000.

Project Excite Teaching Materials for Outbreak Investigations

This is a nice resource for teaching basic principles of outbreak investigation to children or to the general semi-educated public.

Brazil Makes Big Improvements in health and equity

This week’s Lancet: Brazil shows the way to improved population health and equity. Key points:

·       … with an economic growth rate of 7.5% last year and a newly discovered oil field off its coast, Brazil is a country in demand as a political and economic partner.


New York Times: Humans hard wired to cooperate and help each other

This week the New York Times published an excellent column by David Brooks, summarizing the growing evidence that we are hard-wired to cooperate and that altruism essential to evolutionary success. Key points:


·       The story of evolution, we have been told, is the story of the survival of the fittest. The strong eat the weak. The creatures that adapt to the environment pass on their selfish genes.

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