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.
Most people are aware they can donate their organs when they die. Doing so is very important: Each deceased donor can save several lives if he donates his organs and tissue and they are used for transplantation. Support for organ donation among members of the public is very high – at over 80 percent in some countries, even if many people have not yet gotten around to registering as an organ donor.