St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Pixabay
Personalized medicine, which involves tailoring health care to each person’s unique genetic makeup, has the potential to transform how we diagnose, prevent and treat disease. After all, no two people are alike. Mapping a person’s unique susceptibility to disease and targeting the right treatment has deservedly been welcomed as a new power to heal.
Drastic low water level and oil spill in the Ohrid Lake quay in Ohrid. Photo by OhridSOS, used with permission.
In global public health, 2016 was a year defined by the end of two important emergencies: Ebola and Zika.
Marcus Garvey in 1924. PHOTO: Public Domain via the Library of Congress.