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World Must Better Prepare For Future Pandemics

Project Syndicate: Diseases Without Borders Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group “…The WEF’s [World Economic Forum] Global Risks report emphasizes the need for robust plans to face the threat of pandemics. This is especially urgent in light of the rapid growth of cities and informal settlements –…

Nutrition Must Be Top Priority In Global Development Agenda

The Hill: Africa’s future depends on improved nutrition Strive Masiyiwa, chair and founder of Econet Wireless “More than two billion people still suffer from poor nutrition. That’s the central finding of the new Global Nutrition Report, a first-of-its-kind evaluation of food security in 193 countries produced by the International Food…

President Obama Commends U.S. Progress On Ebola During State Of The Union Address

The Hill: Obama touts progress against Ebola “President Obama said [in his State of the Union address] the United States has made progress fighting Ebola in West Africa and thanked Congress for delivering emergency funds for the effort. … At the same time, Obama called on Congress to support his…

Progress Being Made Against Ebola But Vigilance Must Remain High, U.N. Says

Associated Press: U.N. says despite progress fight against Ebola is far from won “Close to 1,000 new cases of Ebola were recorded in the last three weeks despite progress in combating the deadly disease and ‘the fight is far from won,’ the U.N. mission chief in West Africa said Tuesday…”…

U.N. Scales Up Relief Efforts To Flood-Affected African Nations; At Least 180 Dead In Malawi

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies ramp up aid efforts to flood-hit Southern Africa countries “With Malawi, Mozambique, and Madagascar continuing to face torrential rains and worsening floods, United Nations agencies are scaling up relief efforts to assist those affected and displaced in the southern African countries…” (1/20). Wall Street Journal:…

Blog Post Highlights Recent News About West African Ebola Epidemic

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola: Too little, too late, lost lessons from the recent past, too much too late … We’re reading chronicles and updates from West Africa Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy,…

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