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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…

In Reversal, Pakistan To Allow Save The Children To Continue Operations

New York Times: Reversing Course, Pakistan Says Save the Children Can Stay “Under pressure from Western allies, the government of Pakistan on Monday reversed its decision to expel Save the Children from the country, indicating that the aid agency could continue its operations albeit on a smaller scale and with…

Pakistan Official Warns Foreign Aid Groups They Face Scrutiny, Possible Expulsion

New York Times: Pakistan Warns Aid Groups to Follow Unspecified Rules “After the police shut down the offices of a major Western aid group, Pakistan’s interior minister warned Friday that other foreign organizations operating in Pakistan faced greater scrutiny and the possibility of expulsion if they failed to adhere to…

Pakistan Authorities Shut Down Save The Children Office

New York Times: Save the Children Group Is Shut Down in Pakistan “The Pakistani authorities on Thursday shut down the aid group Save the Children’s office in Islamabad and ordered its foreign staff members to leave the country within 15 days. … The local news media, quoting government officials, reported…