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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,…

Devex Examines 5 Development-Related Stories To Follow Under Trump Administration

Devex: 5 development stories to watch in the Trump era “Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration ushers in a new era in American development policy — one currently shrouded in uncertainty. U.S. aid agencies have yet to see a landing team from the administration, and Trump himself has given few clues as…

Experts Discuss Importance Of Global Health Security For U.S. Health, Economy

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Trump administration should be ready for global infectious disease outbreaks from day one, panel says Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses remarks made by Bill Steiger, who was the director of the Department of Health and…

U.S. Investment In Global Health Essential To U.S. Diplomacy, Economy, National Security

The Hill: Global health is good business — Trump should get in the prosperity Chris Collins, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…America’s investment in global health is one area that should stand outside the political fray. … [C]ontinued and increased investment in global…

WHO Needs Additional Funding To Implement New Pandemic Preparedness Plan

Quartz: The WHO has a plan to save the world from the next pandemic — but it doesn’t have the money “…As a new year begins, the WHO is beginning to implement a new pandemic preparedness plan, so that countries around the world are ready for the next Ebola or…

G20 To Discuss Global Health Security, Outbreak Preparedness At Upcoming Summit

Devex: Health is on G20’s agenda. Now what? “Concerns over disease outbreaks — and the threat they pose to international security — will for the first time feature prominently on the agenda of the upcoming Group of 20 summit. A coalition of development and relief agencies is using the opportunity…

Global Health Security Vital To National Security

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: The Case for Global Health Security Maureen Bartee, principal Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) coordinator in CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection, discusses CDC’s efforts to strengthen global health security, writing, “Global health security is a national security issue. … There is no doubt that CDC’s…

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