The World Health Organization designation signifies a concerted push to boost the global nursing workforce in the face of growing health care shortages and ambitious efforts to reach a UN goal of universal health coverage around the world by 2030.
Measles cases worldwide are surging at a record rate. “It’s tragic. Every single measles case is entirely preventable,” said Katrina Kretsinger, a measles specialist with the World Health Organization.
Public anxiety is growing over the United Kingdom's National Health Service — a national institution that guarantees tax-funded medical care to anyone in the UK. But parts of the NHS have begun to erode in the last decade — and there are concerns about US involvement in the system.
The “superbug” bacteria often strike at much higher rates in the Middle East, according to Doctors Without Borders. The bacteria attack invisibly and without warning in the mangled limbs, bullet holes and other wounds of civilians and fighters in war zones.