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Sufficient, Quick Funding Critical To Provide Effective Zika Response, CDC Director Says

CQ HealthBeat: CDC Director Outlines Zika Funding Challenges “As the House and Senate on Thursday moved closer to negotiations over funding to combat the Zika virus, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continued the administration’s criticism of congressional inaction. … As the agency waits for supplemental…

Media Sources Discuss Issues Addressed, Agreed Upon At 69th World Health Assembly

Devex: A make-or-break moment for the first viral hepatitis strategy “Six years ago, … [m]ember states at the World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA63.18, which allows the organization to draw global attention to the disease on a specific day of each year — July 28. This was followed with another…

Corporations Could Play Critical Role In Response To Zika, Other Infectious Diseases

Fortune: How Businesses Should Respond to the Zika Virus Charles Perrings, Carlos Castillo-Chavez, and Bertram Jacobs, all professors at Arizona State University “…Corporations operating in countries affected by infectious diseases have a narrow, short-term interest in the financial consequences if customers defer or cancel trade and travel plans. … They…

G7 Leaders Should Invest In Pandemic Response, Commit To Preventing Epidemics

Huffington Post: G7, We Can Prevent Pandemics Jonathan D. Quick, president of Management Sciences for Health, faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and author “…The G7 has taken important steps to invest in pandemic response, including reaching out to over 70 countries, offering to help them implement the International Health…

At WHA, WHO Member States Agree To Health Emergency Response Program, Hear Importance Of Addressing Climate Change

Agence France-Presse: WHO to better respond to emergencies “Member states of the World Health Organization have agreed a long-awaited reform of the agency so that it responds more quickly and effectively to emergency situations…” (5/26). Devex: Can WHO bring speed and predictability to emergency work? “…Health experts and humanitarian organizations,…

Gaps In Immunization Access Persist For New, Old Vaccines

Inter Press Service: New and Old Vaccines Still Out of Reach for Many “While long-awaited new vaccines for malaria and dengue may finally be within reach, many of the world’s existing vaccines have remained unreachable for many of the people who need them most. The recent outbreak of yellow fever…

New Report Examines Drug Resistance Broadly, Specifically To TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Addressing development of tuberculosis diagnostics and drugs is critical to global antimicrobial resistance response, review finds Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings and recommendations from the final report of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. The report also specifically…

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