Dr. Adnan Hyder hopes the program can have as big an impact on public health policy in Afghanistan as it has in Pakistan. “To me, the fundamental innovation here is to stop the … brain drain,” said Hyder, adding that all trainees from Afghanistan will be asked to do work that will not only contribute to their degrees but also to the important policies around injury and trauma in their country

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With the country in the throes of an epidemic, communities across the nation are being forced to confront the harrowing, and often fatal, effects of opioid abuse. But solutions — such as creating intervention programs in Ohio, providing access to treatment in Alabama, or investing in prevention initiatives in Missouri — cost money

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Hurricane Maria left a ruined island and 16 Puerto Rico residents dead. But public health experts worry that figure could climb higher in the coming weeks, as many on the island fail to get medicines or treatment they need for chronic diseases

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Texas has launched aerial attacks on mosquitoes swarming coastal regions of the state and threatening to spread disease and hinder disaster recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

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