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Bill Gates, Other Panel Members At Munich Security Conference Warn Of Potential For Global Pandemic, Urge Preparedness

Bloomberg: Superbugs, Climate Chaos Have Bill Gates and the U.N. Worried “Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joined the United Nations to warn world leaders about a new series of threats shaping up as megatrends, led by global warming, superbugs, and artificial intelligence. U.S. Vice President Michael Pence and trans-Atlantic military officials…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash contains an article describing how Sierra Leone is working to rebuild and strengthen its health system since the Ebola epidemic, as well as an article about Global Fund investment…

Liberia’s Health Minister Bernice Dahn Discusses Lessons Of Ebola Epidemic, Importance Of Health Systems Strengthening In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: Liberia’s minister of health on lessons learned from the Ebola crisis “‘West Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb,’ Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s minister of health, said at an event last week. ‘Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation’ celebrated the 10th anniversary of the department of global health…

WHO Declares End To Yellow Fever Outbreak In Angola, DRC

U.N. News Centre: Innovative, coordinated response helps end yellow fever outbreak in Angola, DR Congo — U.N. agency “With concerted response, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully controlled one of the world’s largest and most challenging outbreaks of yellow fever, the United Nations health agency…

Primary Health Care Systems Serve As Front Lines In Disease Outbreaks, Must Be Strengthened

The Conversation: How best to prepare for epidemics? Strengthen primary care Ashwin Vasan, assistant professor of Clinical Population Health & Medicine at Columbia University “…Why is primary care important in epidemics like Ebola or Zika? First, we know that primary care providers play an important role in initial outbreak response…

Veterinarians Play ‘Pivotal Role’ In Defense Against Animal-Borne Diseases

The Hill: Veterinarians: Warriors in the battle against disease Arve Lee Willingham, associate dean for research and postgraduate studies and professor of One Health at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine “…60 percent of all human diseases are [transmitted by animals]. … Who’s manning the front lines against these diseases?…

Blog Post Highlights Importance Of Understanding Interconnectedness Of Agriculture, Global Health

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: Global Health & Global Agriculture: Emerging Diseases and Agriculture’s Expanding Footprint Marcus Glassman, research associate with the Chicago Council’s Global Food and Agriculture Program, writes, “[A]s populations swell and agriculture’s footprint sprawls, there are some real, and serious, public health consequences,”…

Small Percentage Of People Infected With Ebola Considered ‘Superspreaders,’ Responsible For 61% Of Cases In West Africa, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Small percentage of people spread most Ebola cases: study “Most of the people infected with Ebola in the West Africa epidemic that began in 2014 got sick through contact with a small number of ‘superspreaders’ with the disease, researchers said Monday…” (2/13). International Business Times: Sierra Leone: Ebola…

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