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‘Strengthening Health Systems, Intensifying Cross-Sectoral Collaboration, Improving WHO’s Effectiveness’ Vital To Enhancing Global Health Security

POLITICO: Global health security: Let’s prove Camus wrong on plagues Stefan Oschmann, chair of the executive board and chief executive of Merck “…Health is a precondition for social and economic development and, ultimately, for international security. It is therefore more than justified that health security is now firmly anchored on…

Global Health Council Releases Congressional Briefing Book Highlighting U.S. Leadership In Global Health

Global Health Council: Global Health Council Launches Global Health Briefing Book for U.S. Congress “Global Health Council (GHC) will release its publication Global Health Works: Maximizing U.S. Investments for Healthier and Stronger Communities [Wednesday] at a launch event on Capitol Hill. This biennial publication provides a comprehensive set of statistics…

CSIS Global Food Security Expert Discusses New Report In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: Emmy Simmons, author of ‘Recurring Storms’ report, on food insecurity and political instability “In a new report, ‘Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict,’ Emmy Simmons, senior adviser on the Global Food Security Project at Center for Strategic and International Studies, highlighted recent trends in food insecurity…

Data Transparency, Accountability ‘Vital’ To Addressing Global Health Threats

Huffington Post: Greater Transparency Called for in Global Health Security Jonathan D. Quick, senior fellow at Management Science for Health (MSH) “No More Epidemics is calling on all countries to publish their completed assessments of national capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to epidemic threats, known as the Joint External…

New Congress, Administration Should Develop National Biodefense Strategy, Implementation Plan

The Hill: Congress needs to act now to prevent another biodisaster like anthrax, Zika Jeff Schlegelmilch, deputy director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and Ellen P. Carlin, senior health and policy adviser for EcoHealth Alliance “In December, [President Obama] signed into law the…

Strengthening Epidemic Preparedness, Response Critical To Preventing Future Pandemics

Financial Times: Missing links: urgent action is needed to prevent future pandemics Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH “…Improving epidemic preparedness and prevention should be one of our most urgent priorities. … Effective pandemic preparedness will depend on our ability to connect innovations, starting with research and development and…

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…

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