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Global Leaders, Public Health Experts Look To Bolster Health Systems, Disease Outbreak Response Systems In Ebola’s Wake

GlobalPost GroundTruth: After Ebola, will a pledge to improve health systems be realized? “…[Global leaders] have made an increasing call for ‘health system strengthening’ — the building up of all facets of a health care system, including training medical staff, improving information systems and providing hospitals with adequate equipment and…

China, U.S. Discuss Ways To Address Emerging Infectious Diseases

Xinhua News: China, U.S. eye cooperation in fighting global epidemic diseases “Around 400 scholars, officials, and business leaders from China and the United States gathered at a conference Tuesday to discuss how the two countries could work together to fight global infectious diseases. With the theme of ‘Global Infectious Diseases:…

Italian Nurse Tests Positive For Ebola Virus After Returning From Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Nurse becomes Italy’s second Ebola case “An Italian nurse who had recently been working in Sierra Leone with [the Italian] medical charity Emergency tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday in the country’s second case of the virus…” (5/12). New York Times: Italian Nurse Who Worked in Sierra Leone…

‘Active Community Participation’ Key To Developing Disease Outbreak Interventions

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Discussing Community-Level Challenges in the Ebola Response Cathryn Streifel, a program manager and research associate for the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses the recent the Ebola Innovation Summit in San Francisco, at which she participated in a social mobilization challenge…

WHO Wraps Up Meeting Pledging To Advance R&D, Preparedness For Next Disease Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: WHO works on plan to tackle disease outbreaks after Ebola fiasco “The World Health Organization, reeling under stinging criticism for its late response to the worst ever Ebola outbreak, on Tuesday said it was creating a blueprint to handle future disease outbreaks. A two-day meeting of the U.N.…