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U.N. Should Acknowledge Role In Haitian Cholera Epidemic

New York Times: The Cholera Epidemic the U.N. Left Behind in Haiti Editorial Board “…Unless there is a dramatic change in approach, the [Haitian cholera] epidemic will damage the legacy of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who will leave his post at the end of the year. There are basic steps he…

As U.S. Congress Continues To Dispute Zika Funding, Majority Of Americans Support Additional Investment In Disease, Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Shows

Bloomberg: The World Can’t Even Find Pocket Change to Fight Zika “More than five months after U.S. President Barack Obama requested $1.9 billion to fight the Zika epidemic, members of Congress are going home to July 4 barbecues without approving a spending bill. While Washington’s dysfunction is predictable given the…

Syrian Civil War Allows Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Outbreak To Take Hold

NPR: ‘The Aleppo Evil’ Is Making A Comeback “…The disease, now known as Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis, or CL, is not unique to Syria. It’s found in parts of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and southern Europe, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But ever since Syria’s civil war…

U.N., Government, Health Sector Officials Meet To Discuss Global Health Security Preparedness

U.N. News Centre: U.N., global health officials meet in Southeast Asia to discuss security preparedness “After recent outbreaks of Ebola, Zika, and yellow fever, senior health officials from the United Nations, governments, and other institutions are prioritizing global health security preparedness given ongoing concerns about national health systems that are…

Investing In Local Solutions Key To Controlling Yellow Fever Outbreak In Angola

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Yellow fever in Angola: Are we repeating the mistakes of Ebola? Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies “…The international community and the Angolan authorities can still put the lessons of Ebola into real action and prevent [the…

Congress Should No Longer Delay Zika Funding Package

Bloomberg: Congress Dithers While Zika Spreads Editorial Board “Congress is giving the Aedes aegypti mosquito every chance to gain an advantage in the fight against the Zika virus. No one knows exactly when the first such mosquito will transmit the virus inside the U.S., but it might happen before lawmakers…

U.S. Must Strengthen Preparedness For Future Public Health Threats, HHS Report Says

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health: U.S. Needs Greater Preparation for Next Severe Public Health Threats, Independent Panel Finds “In a report released [Thursday] by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), an Independent Panel formed to review HHS’s response to Ebola made several recommendations on how the…

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