Local Public Health News

May 9, 2008

Sonny Purdue brings tax breaks to the rich, Emory hosts cancer symposiums, Carter meets with UN over world maternal health

Tax Breaks

Good news if you’re rich! Sonny Perdue has signed a bill “that will give insurers millions of dollars in tax breaks for selling the plans.” These plans benefit mostly wealthy consumers.

In Georgia, Millions in Tax Breaks for Insurers on High-Deductible Plans

Emory Town Hall for African American Women

Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute will host a town hall to address breast health issues for African American women on May 15 at 6 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Breast Cancer Town Hall

The following day Winship will host a scientific symposium on triple negative breast cancer – a fast moving cancer that disproportionately strikes African American women and is resistant to current therapies. This symposium is targeted to health care professionals and is free. May 16 from 8 am to 5 pm.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Scientific Symposium

Carter, UN

President Carter is meeting with the UN secretary and 40 global health leaders this morning at the Carter Center to discuss global maternal health care. Some of the goals they will discuss include:

  • reducing child and maternal mortality;

  • eradicating extreme poverty and hunger;

  • universal primary education;

  • combatting AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

UN Chief, Carter to discuss world health problems

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One Response to “Local Public Health News”


  1. Eagerly waiting for for the minutes of this meeting.
    Hope to see a post soon….!

    Since this year the target is the developing nations..at least i’ll be looking forward for a positive conclusion….


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