Sixty years ago few diseases struck as much fear in parents and children as polio. It’s difficult for us to imagine in the United States today, but in the 1940s and 1950s polio crippled an average of 35,000 people each year. Thanks to an aggressive vaccination effort, the United States has been polio-free since 1979, but people in many areas of the world continued to suffer the terrible effects of polio.
As the fifth annual International Day of the Girl Child approaches on October 11, Together for Girls is shining a light on our recently-launched Every Hour Matters campaign, which focuses on ensuring that those who suffer rape do not also have to experience HIV, unintended pregnancy or long-term mental health issues.
To help address the issue of dialysis patient safety, CDC announced that they are teaming up with a broad coalition of kidney and dialysis organizations to reduce the number of bloodstream infections in dialysis patients.