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Vikram Patel Receives Institute of Medicine’s 2014 Sarnat Prize for His Research on Global Mental Health, Contributions to Improving Mental Health Care in Developing Countries
Released: 10/20/2014

The Institute of Medicine today awarded the 2014 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Vikram Patel, professor of international mental health and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the Public Health Foundation of India.

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What You Read in 2013

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the year 2013.

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New IOM Report Highlights PEPFAR's Successes, Calls on Initiative to Intensify Efforts to Enhance Partner Countries' Management of Programs and to Improve Prevention
Released: 2/20/2013

The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has saved and improved millions of lives worldwide and offered proof that HIV/AIDS services can be effectively delivered on a large scale even in countries with high rates of disease and resource constraints, says a new congressionally mandated evaluation conducted by the Institute of Medicine.

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IOM Evaluation of PEPFAR to Release Feb. 20
Released: 2/15/2013

Evaluation of PEPFAR, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, presents the results of an assessment of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief as requested by Congress in its reauthorization of funding for the initiative in 2008. The report includes recommendations for how PEPFAR and its partner countries can most effectively sustain and advance gains made in preventing and treating the HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide. Congress will review the initiative later this year.

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Countering Fake and Substandard Drugs: IOM Report Releases Feb. 13
Released: 2/7/2013

As the recent appearance of fake versions of cancer drugs illustrates, the increase in international production and trade of medications has come with an increase in illegitimate or poor-quality drugs reaching patients worldwide. Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, recommends steps to improve the capacity of the United States and other nations to discover fake or subpar products and close gaps that allow products to be falsified or diluted.

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What You Read 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the year 2012.

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U.S. Agencies Should Take Steps to Boost Developing Nations' Regulatory Capacity to Ensure That Imported Foods and Drugs Are Safe
Released: 4/4/2012

Many low- and middle-income nations do not have technologically advanced regulatory systems, which limits their oversight of food and drug safety, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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IOM Report on Safety of Imported Foods, Drugs to Be Discussed at Public Briefing
Released: 4/4/2012

Members of the Institute of Medicine committee that wrote the new report Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad will discuss their report with interested stakeholders and reporters at a one-hour public briefing. The briefing will begin at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 4, in the First Amendment Lounge of the National Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Peace Corps Announced a New Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Funded Through PEPFAR

On March 13, 2012, the Peace Corps announced a new Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP), which will deploy physicians and nurses to serve as medical and nursing faculty members in developing countries.

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What You're Reading - February 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of February, 2012.

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