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Devex Explores European Medical Corps’ Structure, Composition

Devex: What to know about the European Medical Corps “…[T]he European Union has [launched] the European Medical Corps, a certified team of experts and professionals in public health and emergency medical response who can be rapidly deployed in the event of an emergency. The medical corps — identified as Europe’s…

WHO Zika Emergency Committee Advises Pregnant Women To Avoid Travel To Zika-Affected Areas, Take Precautions To Prevent Sexual Transmission

News outlets discuss the outcomes of the second meeting of the WHO’s Zika emergency committee and a briefing by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. CIDRAP News: Growing Zika complication data color advice from WHO panel “Only five weeks after its first meeting, a World Health Organization (WHO) Zika emergency committee met…

Johns Hopkins Neurologist Speaks With Los Angeles Times About Zika Virus

Los Angeles Times: Could climate change be the culprit in spread of Zika virus? “…According to [Johns Hopkins University neurologist] Dr. Carlos Pardo Villamizar, warmer climates may have triggered the emergence and subsequent spread of the Zika virus by making more of the world habitable for the Aedes aegypti mosquito,…

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…

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