Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Health In Emergency Situations/Humanitarian Assistance

  • Your Selections:

Refine Results

date

Tags

USAID Official Outlines Disaster Response Lessons Learned 10 Years After Indian Ocean Tsunami

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Lessons Learned a Decade after the Indian Ocean Tsunami Nancy Lindborg, USAID’s assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, discusses USAID’s response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and outlines “six lessons that inform the way we respond to disasters a decade” later (12/26).

International Community Testing Its Luck By Not Adequately Responding To Ebola

Financial Times: A ravenous Ebola epidemic that the world could have stopped Anjana Ahuja, science journalist “…A lack of leadership has been almost as terrifying as the [Ebola] virus, turning an avoidable crisis into a man-made catastrophe. … We have survived globe-threatening ailments such as bird flu and severe acute…

State Department, USAID Preparing New QDDR

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Lessons for the 2014 QDDR In an essay, Gerald Hyman, a senior adviser and president of the Hills Program on Governance at CSIS, discusses the U.S. Department of State and USAID’s work on preparing a new Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), “intended to…

More Robust Policy Discussion Of Wartime Sexual Violence Needed

Washington Post: Wartime sexual violence is not just a ‘weapon of war’ Kerry Crawford, assistant professor of political science at James Madison University; Amelia Hoover Green, assistant professor of political science at Drexel University and field consultant to the Human Rights Data Analysis Group; and Sarah Parkinson, assistant professor of…

Health Conditions Very Poor For Iraqis Trapped In Conflict Zones, MSF Says

VOA News: Health Conditions in Iraq Become Alarming “The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders reports the health situation in Iraq is alarming. The group, known by its French initials MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières), says conditions are particularly dire for hundreds of thousands of people trapped in conflict zones…” (Schlein,…

Increasing Pledges To Fight Ebola Not Translating To Aid Implementation

News outlets report pledges to assist in the West African Ebola outbreak are increasing, but aid is slow to be implemented. Inter Press Service: Despite New Pledges, Aid to Fight Ebola Lagging “Despite mounting pledges of assistance, the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is outpacing…

Obama Calls For Strengthened Outbreak Preparedness At Global Health Security Agenda Meeting

News outlets report on a meeting among world leaders and public health officials held on Friday at the White House to discuss the Global Health Security Agenda. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry called for more preparations for disease outbreaks, including long-term strategic planning. The Hill: Obama urges…

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/KaiserFamFound

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.