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♦ “Ten Great Public Health Achievements-Worldwide 2001-2010.” MMWR. 2011;60:814-818, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6024a4.htm.
This report describes global public health achievements outside the United States during 2001-’10. The 10 global public health achievements were selected from nominations by experts in global health, are not ranked in any order, and have occurred as a result of improved living conditions overall, advances in medical science and a number of population-level interventions. The 10 achievements are:
The achievements described in this report demonstrate the capacity of public agencies to adapt scientific, technical, legal and political resources necessary to respond effectively to issues at hand, including improvements in living...