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National Academies Publishes Proceedings Of Workshop On West African Ebola Epidemic

National Academies: The Ebola Epidemic in West Africa: Proceedings of a Workshop “…Building on previous outbreak workshops, the Forum on Microbial Threats convened this workshop to understand the recent developments in incidence, prevalence, and intervention strategies used to mitigate [Ebola] in an increasingly interconnected world. Recognizing the opportunity to learn…

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2016 African Yellow Fever Epidemic Revealed Weaknesses In Emergency Vaccine Supply Pipeline, Experts Say

New York Times: Yellow Fever Epidemic in Africa Shows Gaps in Vaccine Pipeline “The yellow fever outbreak in Africa this year came closer to being a disaster than is widely recognized, public health experts recently disclosed. The epidemic also revealed glaring weaknesses in the emergency vaccine supply pipeline. … Ultimately,…

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Sharing Information, Filling Knowledge Gaps Critical To Responding To Disease Outbreaks, Wellcome Trust Director Says

AMA Wire: How epidemics take lives and bring global health into focus Troy Parks, writer for AMA, highlights a TEDMED presentation by Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, who discussed his experience working in Vietnam during the SARS outbreak, and the importance of sharing information and learning from other…

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U.N. SG Ban Apologizes For Cholera’s Spread In Haiti 6 Years After Initial Outbreak, Discusses Details Of $400M Plan To Address Epidemic

Al Jazeera: Ban Ki-moon sorry for U.N. role in Haiti cholera epidemic “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has apologized for the first time to the people of Haiti for the international organization’s role in a deadly cholera outbreak that has killed more than 9,300 people and infected more than 800,000. ‘On…

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4 Recommendations To Help U.S., World Better Prepare For, Respond To Epidemics

U.S. News & World Report: Responding to the Next Ebola Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA “…Here are several high priority recommendations [on how to be better prepared for future disease epidemics]: First, the U.S. must help the World Health Organization and countries with limited…

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Gates Foundation’s Global Health President Trevor Mundel Discusses WHO, Innovative Funding In Devex Interview

Devex: Gates Foundation head of global health talks WHO, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative “…Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said ‘a lot needs to be done’ to prepare now for the next global [health] crisis. From rethinking the World Health Organization’s role and funding…

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News Outlets Examine Possible Impacts Of Trump Presidency On USAID, CDC Operations

Devex: Trump could roll back LBGT and family planning policies, warns former USAID general counsel “A former general counsel at USAID has warned the aid agency could face serious challenges under President-elect Donald Trump, including how it operates in conflict countries, the future of U.S. democratizing work, potentially scaling back…

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CDC, Gates Foundation Heads Discuss Disease Outbreak Preparedness In WSJ Interview

Wall Street Journal: What Global Disease Threat Worries Public Health Officials Most? “Infectious disease outbreaks not only have the potential to destabilize societies, they pose a threat to international economies, as well. What should public health officials and businesses be doing to prepare? Physicians Thomas Frieden, the head of the…

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Militant Insurgency, Suspicion Over Polio Vaccines Hinder Health Workers’ Efforts To Immunize Children In Nigeria

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Nigeria fights myths, fear in polio vaccine drive “…Boko Haram’s seven-year insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state has disrupted health services across Nigeria’s northeast and hampered efforts to get [polio] vaccines to children at risk. … And as fighting between the militants and the Nigerian army…

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Scientists Trace Genetic Origins Of Current-Day Cholera Strains

Science: How today’s cholera pandemic was born “The world is in the grip of its seventh cholera pandemic, but that’s not exactly news. Today’s pandemic has been around since the 1960s, burning through developing countries like Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti. Now, scientists have used DNA from historical samples…

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