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USAID Africa Ebola Unit Senior Coordinator Discusses Agency’s Response To Epidemic

USAID’s “Impact”: Q&A: The Legacy of West Africa’s Ebola Crisis Clara Wagner, a former intern for USAID’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs, interviews Denise Rollins, senior coordinator of the Africa Ebola Unit. Rollins discusses USAID’s role in response efforts during West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, noting, “We strive to rebuild and…

Independent Global Health Risk Framework Aims To Improve Responses To Global Health Threats

New England Journal of Medicine: Creating a Global Health Risk Framework Victor J. Dzau, chair, and Judith Rodin, vice-chair of the International Oversight Group of the Global Health Risk Framework “…The Global Health Risk Framework (GHRF) initiative will build on lessons from the current Ebola outbreak and other major outbreaks…

World Bank Survey Examines Public Opinion On Global Health Security, Outbreak Preparedness

News outlets report on a World Bank survey published Thursday examining public opinion on global infectious diseases and health security. Devex: Public opinion — a game changer for health systems financing? “…Public opinion has a big role to play in focusing attention. Strengthening health systems and preventing future epidemics are…

‘More Pragmatic’ Steps Needed To Reduce TB Risks Among International Travelers

Huffington Post: In The Age Of Travel, Tuberculosis Knows No Borders Sarabjit Chadha, project director at The Union South East Asia; Jamie Tonsing, director at The Union South East Asia; and Paula Fujiwara, scientific director at The Union France “…The risk of [tuberculosis (TB)] transmission during air travel is expected…

Experts Gather At WHO Meeting To Discuss ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’

WHO: The World Health Organization to accelerate national and global health security “The World Health Organization (WHO) has brought together 200 high-level experts from governments, development agencies, civil society, and international organizations to make the world a safer place. The conference called ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’ will be held…

U.S. Plays Role In Global Efforts To Treat, Prevent Drug Abuse

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: Fighting Global Drug Addiction William R. Brownfield, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), discusses the U.S. role in responding to drug-related crime and drug abuse globally and notes, “There are many challenges before us. On the heels of…