By Charles Redding, MedShare CEO & President The Columbia University Department of Pediatrics published that the incidence of childhood cancer is estimated to be around 10,938 cases per year in ...
SaportaReport is proud to present the latest in Thought Leaders from across Georgia. Designed as a general forum where experts may host discussions about their respective fields, SaportaReport Thought Leadership is sponsored by various industry leaders from the Atlanta area. Atlanta has been touted as the “center for global health.” American Heart Association, GA Global Health Alliance, MedShare, CDC Foundation, and The Carter Center invite readers to get a glance at how they work to improve the quality of health and life for all from a universal lens.
By Charles Redding, MedShare CEO & President The Columbia University Department of Pediatrics published that the incidence of childhood cancer is estimated to be around 10,938 cases per year in Central America. In Guatemala, nearly 900 children between the age of 0-14 years are diagnosed with childhood cancer each year. Unidad Nacional de Oncología Pediátrica […]
By Eve H. Byrd, Director, Carter Center Mental Health Program During the 2022 state legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly voted unanimously to pass the Mental Health Parity Act, ensuring that the state will enforce parity in insurance coverage for behavioral health care for the first time. The Mental Health Parity Act (Georgia General Assembly […]
Wholesome Wave Georgia and the American Heart Association advocating to increase access to healthy, locally grown food According to data from Feeding America, 11.3% of Fulton County and 10.5% of DeKalb County residents – two of Georgia’s most populous counties – are nutrition insecure. This means that over 180,000 people across both counties are struggling […]
By Ruth O’Neill Due to flooding and growing violence, an estimated 1.5 million people have been internally displaced in Cameroon—most of them women and children. In such conditions, pregnant women are especially vulnerable and face an increased risk of pregnancy loss or death due to complications during pregnancy or childbirth. “These women are less likely […]
By Charles Redding On February 24, 2022, the world watched in disbelief as Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine from the North, East and South. In the following days, Russia continued to launch multiple attacks on Ukraine, crossing the border from several points on the eastern and northern border as well as through southern […]
By Dr. Kashef Ijaz, Vice President-Health, The Carter Center There is nothing mysterious about tuberculosis (TB). It has been studied for a long time. We know who the vulnerable populations are, where it is prevalent, how to prevent it, and how to treat it. What is mysterious is the lack of top-tier attention and funding […]
By Gabriella Corrigan On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Communities closed their doors, strapped on masks, and distanced themselves from friends and family. Most people believed these protocols would last for only a few weeks but two years later the impact remains: with more than six million […]
By Charles Redding, MedShare CEO & President Cervical cancer, which is caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), presents a significant public health threat to women on the African continent. The World Health Organization (WHO) found that all but one of the top twenty countries worldwide with the highest burden of cervical cancer […]
By Dr. Kashef Ijaz, Vice President-Health, The Carter Center Haiti is frequently in the news for all the wrong reasons: devastating earthquakes, extreme poverty, rampant violent crime, political turmoil. The Carter Center is determined to bring Haiti hope in at least one way, in the area of public health. The Center’s Hispaniola Initiative works with […]
By Erin Thomas, Communications and Marketing Director of the American Heart Association About 50 million people in the United States are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease because they lack the most basic needs — healthy food, clean air and drinking water, quality education, employment and housing. These basic needs are identified as social determinants […]