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WHO Lists 8 Diseases Most Likely To Cause Severe Future Outbreaks

ScienceInsider: The most dangerous pathogens, according to WHO “…About two dozen scientists and clinicians met in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday and Wednesday [last] week to select five to 10 diseases most ‘likely to cause severe outbreaks in the near future, and for which few or no medical countermeasures exist,’ according…

Local Leaders, Organizations Critical To Ebola Response Efforts In Liberia

GlobalPost: Ebola is back in Liberia. Here’s how the country can beat it again Dayugar Johnson, in-country consultant in Liberia for American Jewish World Service “…Local Liberian groups did not have greater emergency response skills [during the Ebola epidemic] than the foreign staff and technical experts working with international organizations.…

PEPFAR’s Success Extends To Areas Beyond Public Health; U.S. Should Continue ‘Great Story’ Of Leadership In Global Health

Huffington Post: An Unqualified U.S. Foreign Policy Success Mark Pfeifle, founder of Off the Record Strategies “…Beyond halting the worldwide spread of HIV/AIDS, [PEPFAR] has improved world public opinion of the United States, enhanced regional socio-economic development, and increased the stability of the countries where PEPFAR has operated. … With…

Sustained Control, Elimination Efforts Needed In Global Malaria Response

Huffington Post: As New Crises Emerge, Let’s Not Let Up on the Old Ones Pedro L. Alonso, director of the WHO Global Malaria Program “…When fighting malaria, we first need to understand the context, the biology, the ecological factors, the health systems, and the responses of the parasites in each…

WHO Officials, Experts To Identify Possible Causes Of Next Pandemic, Nature Reports

Nature: Disease specialists identify post-Ebola threats “As West Africans try to bring the calamitous Ebola outbreak to an end, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called scientists and doctors to Geneva, Switzerland, on 8 and 9 December to discuss which infectious disease is likely spark the next pandemic…” (Hayden, 12/7).

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