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Data Transparency, Accountability ‘Vital’ To Addressing Global Health Threats

Huffington Post: Greater Transparency Called for in Global Health Security Jonathan D. Quick, senior fellow at Management Science for Health (MSH) “No More Epidemics is calling on all countries to publish their completed assessments of national capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to epidemic threats, known as the Joint External…

New CDC Quarantine Rules Would Enhance Agency’s Ability To Contain Outbreaks, Some Experts Say, But Raise Fears Among Others

FrontPageAfrica: Center For Disease Control New Laws May Restrict Liberian Travelers “…Travelers from Liberia including business owners and aid agencies could come under immense scrutiny should another Ebola-like communicable disease hit the country under a new and more robust regulation being undertaken by the U.S. Centers For Disease Control (CDC).…

PLOS Blog Explores Recent Yellow Fever Outbreaks In Africa, Brazil

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Yellow Fever Global Whack-a-Mole Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy, editors in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, discuss the recent rise in vector-borne neglected tropical diseases, focusing on the recent outbreaks of yellow fever in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Brazil (2/2).

Gates Foundation’s Trevor Mundel Discusses CEPI In Scientific American Podcast

Scientific American: Rapid-Response Vaccines for Epidemic Outbreaks In this podcast, “Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Gates Foundation, talks to Scientific American Editor-in-Chief Mariette DiChristina about the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the efforts to create vaccine platforms for rapid responses to epidemics…” (DiChristina/Mirsky, 1/30).

Strengthening Epidemic Preparedness, Response Critical To Preventing Future Pandemics

Financial Times: Missing links: urgent action is needed to prevent future pandemics Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH “…Improving epidemic preparedness and prevention should be one of our most urgent priorities. … Effective pandemic preparedness will depend on our ability to connect innovations, starting with research and development and…

Countries Must Do More To Prepare For Disease Outbreaks, Study Says

United Press International: Countries ‘grossly underprepared’ for disease outbreaks: Study “An analysis of reports on the response to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has researchers sounding the alarm about worldwide infectious disease outbreak preparedness. Suerie Moon of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland,…

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