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NPR Features TED Talk On Outbreak Preparedness By Bill Gates

NPR TED Radio Hour: How Can We Prevent The Next Global Health Epidemic? The show features a TED talk by Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, from March 2015, in which he discusses disease outbreak preparedness (3/4).

Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility ‘Will Help Save Lives And Money’

Devex: From crisis to clarity: Getting a handle on global pandemics Keith Hansen, vice president for human development at the World Bank Group “…[O]ne thing that both Ebola and now Zika have made clear is that the world has to get serious about pandemic preparedness and response. … That’s why…

Case Report Shows Possible Link Between Zika, More Severe Birth Defects

News outlets discuss the findings of a report published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases on severe birth defects and a possible link to Zika virus. CIDRAP News: Case hints at other severe birth defects tied to Zika “The suspected link between Zika virus and congenital complications in newborns grew stronger [Thursday]…

American Public Closely Following Zika Outbreak, Kaiser Family Foundation Poll Shows

Media outlets report on a Kaiser Family Foundation poll that examined the public’s views on changing the U.S. health system and included some questions on the Zika outbreak. Becker’s Hospital Review: Kaiser poll: American public closely following Flint, Zika news and getting good information overall “The American public is following…

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