World Population Day

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On 11 July 1987 (approximately) the world’s population reached 5 Billion.

This day is now designated by the United Nations as World Population Day to help raise awareness of global population issues. The issues of population are broad from fertility, family planning and teenage pregnancy to mortality rates, improved healthcare and aging populations. Not to mention the impact of natural disasters, health epidemics and conflict on world populations.

This year we are sharing articles that look at the different population issues from around the world, from decreasing levels of fertility in Europe to migration trends in the Americas. We also shine a light on demographic issues in China here.

Please enjoy and share these articles until September 6, 2016.


Blog Post: Moving from A Culture of Outbreak Response to One of Outbreak Prevention

T_A31138_bhadelia-trainingforebolasurvivors_volunteers © springerThe 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic was the largest filovirus epidemic in recalled human history.

It claimed over 11 thousand lives, leading to twice as many total cases, and affecting the health of an exponentially larger population by debilitating already straggling health systems.

Nahid Bhadelia a clinician who cared for Ebola patients during the outbreak in West Africa and Elke Mühlberger a researcher who has worked on this pathogen for more than 25 years, offer some insight into lessons learned in the aftermath.

Read more here

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