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Blog Posts Examine Zika Virus Outbreak, Disease Prevention, Response

Chatham House: Zika Is Not the New Ebola Michael Edelstein, consultant research fellow, and Brian McCloskey, senior consulting fellow, both at the Centre on Global Health Security, write, “While some lessons from the Ebola outbreak can be applied, this new threat presents a different challenge and needs a different response…”…

Ebola Outbreak Highlights U.K.’s, WHO’s Needs For Emergency Response Reform

The Lancet: Ebola’s legacy: U.K. deficits and their global lessons Editorial Board “[A] report on the U.K.’s lessons from Ebola … published this week by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee … found surprising weaknesses in the U.K.’s application of science to global health emergencies. It makes important…

U.S., World Must Prepare For Future Pandemics, Strengthen Public Health Systems

Washington Post: More pandemics are inevitable, and the U.S. is grossly underprepared Editorial Board “…As the world becomes more globalized with the movement of goods and people, as climate change disrupts the environment, and as pathogens move between humans and animals, cocktails of infectious disease will form, spread, and sicken.…

USAID Commemorates, Highlights Key Global Health Achievements In 2015

Huffington Post: 2015 in Review: Commemorating a Year of Key Global Health Achievements Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID “…For the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the broader global health community alike, 2015 was a momentous year. Today, I…

Myanmar Should Commit To Improving Its Biosecurity

Bangkok Post: Bolstering Myanmar’s biosecurity Kyaw San Wai, senior analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies “…While [ratifying the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)] is an important step in improving [Myanmar’s] biosecurity, more must be done. … Myanmar’s public health challenges, geography, and increasing interconnectivity all contribute…

USAID Shares 15 Highlights From Agency’s 2015 Global Health Efforts

USAID: A Year in Review: 2015 USAID shares 15 “key global health events, milestones, and highlights from the past 12 months [describing the agency’s efforts] to end preventable child and maternal deaths, create an AIDS-free generation, and protect communities from infectious diseases, all in support of a world free of extreme poverty…”…

As G7 Chair, Japan Can Promote UHC By Framing As Health Security Issue

BMJ Blogs: Gavin Yamey: Can Japan rouse the G7 nations to action on universal health coverage? Gavin Yamey, a professor at the Duke Global Health Institute, discusses Japan’s G7 chair status and its potential influence in promoting universal health coverage (UHC) as a focus issue for upcoming G7 summits. Yamey…

The Lancet To Advocate For Health Security In 2016

The Lancet: Health security: the defining challenge of 2016 Editorial Board “…Whatever geopolitical uncertainty lies ahead in 2016, The Lancet will advocate for renewed scientific investment and endeavor in areas where gaps in practice, policy, and research, across clinical medicine and global health remain. We see the overriding theme uniting…