2022 Public health stories #26

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 26 of 2022.


Maternal mortality in the United States, highest of all 38 OECD countries, increased during the pandemic and now.

All-Cause Maternal Mortality in the US Before vs During the COVID-19 Pandemic from JAMA Network Open


Deaths due to drug overdose among adolescents nearly doubled in the first year of the pandemic, likely driven by illicit fentanyl. “

Recent Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns Among Adolescents


World Bank approves creation of ‘ambitious’ pandemic preparedness fund

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