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CDC’s list of top 10 global health achievements in past decade

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled a list of the top 10 achievements in global health over the past 10 years.

The report notes, however, that “major disparities persist” and much remains to be done even in these areas that have shown most improvement.

Go to the link for more statistics, greater detail and the public health agency’s criteria for selection.

  1. Reductions in child mortality
  2. Expanded vaccination, protection against infectious diseases
  3. Access to safe water and sanitation
  4. Malaria prevention and control
  5. HIV/AIDS prevention and control
  6. Tuberculosis control
  7. Control of neglected tropical diseases
  8. Tobacco control
  9. Improved road safety and awareness
  10. Improved preparedness for pandemic flu, other global health threats

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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.