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Report: Universal healthcare in any country requires mandate

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The United States is the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world but when it comes to healthcare coverage, it is only on par with developing nations like Ghana and Brazil, a Council on Foreign Relations report states.
MEGHANN MYERS, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI

Kenyans hopeful about Obama election

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Kenyans say the election of Barack Obama as the next president of the United States has brought hope that change will be coming to their continent.

Experts warn bird flu planning in disarray

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Health experts are concerned disjointed bird flu planning and uncertainty over what vaccines can actually do is making the risk of global pandemic greater.

Analysis: Click-forward morality

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Imagine suddenly discovering that an informal, candid and somewhat indiscreet note that you had dashed off to a few friends had been forwarded all over the world and ended up on the Web, where a bunch of random strangers were questioning your observations
SHAUN WATERMAN

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Laurie Garrett (born in Los Angeles, California) is a Pulitzer prize-winning science journalist and writer of two bestselling books. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in 1996 for a series of works published in Newsday, chronicling the Ebola virus outbreak in Zaire.

Garrett graduated with honors in biology from the University of California in Santa Cruz. She attended graduate school in the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at UC Berkeley and did research at Stanford University in the laboratory of Dr. Leonard Herzenberg. During her PhD studies, Garrett started reporting on science news at KPFA, America's first listener-sponsored radio station. The hobby soon became far more interesting than graduate school and she took a leave of absence to explore journalism. Garrett never completed her PhD. At KPFA Garrett worked in management, in news, and in radio documentary production. A documentary series she co-produced with Adi Gevins won the 1977 George Foster Peabody Award in Broadcasting, and other KPFA production efforts by Garrett won the Armstrong and Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards.

Garrett is currently the Senior Fellow of the Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. She has worked on a broad variety of issues including SARS, Avian flu, Tuberculosis, Malaria, and the intersection of HIV/AIDS and national security.

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