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STAT Profiles Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar

STAT: With billions in the bank, a ‘visionary’ doctor tries to change the world “…At a time when government funding for public health research is shrinking across much of the world, and epidemics wreak havoc with what seems like increasing frequency, [Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy] Farrar stands to make a…

At D.C. Event, HHS Secretary Burwell Discusses Lessons Learned During Ebola Epidemic

Fortune: U.S. Secretary of HHS: What The Ebola Crisis Can Teach Us About Zika and Flint “Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services, knows a little something about handling a crisis. Speaking at Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women Evening With…’ dinner in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night,…

CDC, WHO Release Reports On Zika

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: As Senate breaks without writing a ‘blank check’ for Zika responses, CDC and WHO itemize some of the shopping list Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the CDC’s MMWR update on Zika in Puerto Rico, as well as a…

Investment In, Coordination Of R&D Essential To Responding To Global Infectious Disease Threats

Nature: Policy: Security spending must cover disease outbreaks Tadataka Yamada, commissioner on the Global Health Risk Framework Commission and venture partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners; V. Ayano Ogawa, associate program officer for the Global Health Risk Framework Commission at the U.S. National Academy of Medicine; and Maria Freire, commissioner on…

Clinton Adviser, HHS Secretary Visit Puerto Rico To Assess Zika Outbreak, Response

NBC News: Clinton Adviser Amanda Rentería Looks at Zika Prevention in Puerto Rico “The Zika virus has hit Puerto Rico as the U.S. commonwealth reels from an economic crisis that has led to thousands of layoffs at its hospitals. … Amanda Rentería, national political adviser to Hillary Clinton and a…

Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Disease Outbreak Preparedness, Response

USA TODAY: Daschle and Klain: We’re not ready for next Zika virus Tom Daschle, former U.S. Senate majority leader and member of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, and Ron Klain, former White House Ebola response coordinator “…Combating biological threats — either naturally occurring like Ebola or Zika, or…

WHO Warns Zika Likely To Spread Beyond Latin America, Caribbean Region

Agence France-Presse: WHO warns of potential for ‘marked increase’ in Zika cases “The World Health Organization warned Monday of the potential for a ‘marked increase’ in the number of Zika infections in the coming months, and its spread to new parts of the world. With mosquito season arriving in Europe,…

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