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The Atlantic Looks At How Trump Might Respond To Disease Outbreak Threats

The Atlantic: How a Pandemic Might Play Out Under Trump “…Obama had a good track record of responding to these [disease outbreak] threats, and channeling funds into fighting outbreaks around the world — as did his predecessor George W. Bush. As Donald Trump prepares to become America’s 45th president in…

WHO’s New Health Emergencies Program To Help Streamline Responses To Disease Outbreaks

Nature: World Health Organization rethinks its response to disease outbreaks “Three years after the start of the world’s worst Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a program to improve its response to disease outbreaks and to prevent another such calamity. In June, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan named…

Global Health Security Vital To National Security

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: The Case for Global Health Security Maureen Bartee, principal Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) coordinator in CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection, discusses CDC’s efforts to strengthen global health security, writing, “Global health security is a national security issue. … There is no doubt that CDC’s…

WHO Recognizes Health-Related Challenges, Successes Of 2016

WHO: WHO celebrates achievements in 2016, despite global health challenges In a year-end statement, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan announces the agency’s 2016 Year in Review report and highlights several challenges and successes from the year, including “the seemingly boundless human suffering experienced by civilians and health care staff in war…

Global Health Community Should Reflect On ‘Unifying Power Of Health’ In 2017

The Lancet: 2017: The unifying power of health Editorial Board “…2016 has … seen some striking successes in health: polio eradication has come tantalizingly close … and 30 million people were successfully vaccinated against a raging yellow fever outbreak in DR Congo and Angola … At its best, the health…

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Draft Resolution On Global Health In Foreign Policy, Decides To Hold High-Level Meeting On TB

U.N. General Assembly: Adopting Text on Global Health Challenges, General Assembly Urges Cross-sector Engagement in Tackling Ebola, Zika, Other Viruses “…By the terms of the draft resolution ‘Global health and foreign policy: health employment and economic growth,’ adopted without a vote, the Assembly urged Member States to continue to consider…

Scientists, Experts Working To Catalog Unknown Viruses In World

STAT: Finding the world’s unknown viruses — before they find us “…[T]he Global Virome Project … has proposed cataloging nearly all of the unknown viruses lurking in nature around the world. In a nutshell … experts want to search out mystery threats before they find us. The idea has been…

National Academies Publishes Proceedings Of Workshop On West African Ebola Epidemic

National Academies: The Ebola Epidemic in West Africa: Proceedings of a Workshop “…Building on previous outbreak workshops, the Forum on Microbial Threats convened this workshop to understand the recent developments in incidence, prevalence, and intervention strategies used to mitigate [Ebola] in an increasingly interconnected world. Recognizing the opportunity to learn…

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