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Early Response Could Help Contain DRC Ebola Outbreak; Fears Of Spread Across Border Into CAR Remain, WHO Says

The Lancet: Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo “On May 12, an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was declared, affecting a remote area of the northern DR Congo. … The outbreak triggered a response involving more than 13 international agencies. It could prompt the roll-out of an Ebola vaccine…

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World Bank Report, Expert Panel Discuss Global Pandemic Preparedness, Provide Recommendations

Business Insider: Disease experts reveal their biggest worries about the next pandemic “…Five disease experts recently convened at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to discuss the threat of pandemics. … ‘The pandemic of greatest concern is the pandemic of poverty,’ said Don Weiss, a medical epidemiologist with the…

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New WHO Director General Should Seize Opportunity To Reform Agency, Improve Access To Health Care, Prioritize Ending Malaria

Huffington Post: New WHO Leader Could Improve Global Health Security By Turning WHO Upside Down Ngozi Erondu, assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine “…I’m hopeful that the WHO under [Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’] leadership will embrace local led initiatives and foster public-private collaborations to meet the…

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World Health Assembly Addresses Efforts To End Polio, Pandemic Flu Preparedness, Closing Health Workforce Gaps

WHO: Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 25 May “The World Health Assembly [Wednesday] made decisions relating to polio, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, and the health workforce…” (5/25).

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Many Nations Continue To Underfund Pandemic Preparedness Efforts, World Bank Group Report Says

CNBC: If a new pandemic hits, most countries aren’t ready: World Bank group “Most countries are not adequately prepared for another infectious disease outbreak, despite progress made in the aftermath of recent Zika and Ebola cases, according to new research. A report by the International Working Group (IWG) on Financing…

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Incoming WHO DG Tedros Faces Several Challenges, Including Securing Agency’s Funding, Regaining Member States’ Confidence

Devex: Priorities for the next WHO director general “The next director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, will have his work cut out for him when he takes the helm. Even before the election, government, business, and civil society leaders were weighing in on what the priorities…

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Violence, Food Shortages, Disease Outbreaks, Health Infrastructure Damage Threaten Millions Of Lives In Africa, Middle East

The Guardian: Scientists race against time as Yemen’s deadly cholera outbreak spirals “As Yemen’s cholera outbreak gathers pace, an investigation is under way to determine whether a new and more deadly strain of the disease is responsible for a second wave of cases that hit the country last month…” (Summers,…

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Zika Likely Spread Undetected In Latin America, Southern U.S. Before First Case Reports, Studies Show

The Atlantic: How Zika Conquered the Americas “…With summer approaching and mosquito populations rising, the key to predicting and controlling Zika’s future lies in understanding its past. … By collecting viruses from different places and comparing their genomes, scientists can work backward to estimate when and where an outbreak would…

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New Issue Of Foreign Service Journal Focuses On Global Health Diplomacy

Foreign Service Journal: May 2017 The May issue of this journal focuses on global health diplomacy and includes articles on leveraging U.S. health investments globally as tools for diplomacy, PEPFAR’s accomplishments, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ role in global health diplomacy, and the U.S. pandemic response (May…

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Health Authorities To Test Experimental Ebola Vaccine In DRC Outbreak With 43 Suspected Cases

Financial Times: Congo to test experimental Ebola vaccine as disease re-emerges “Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are preparing to use an experimental vaccine to help fight an outbreak of Ebola, in what could be an important step towards getting regulatory approval for the world’s first vaccine against…

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