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World Bank Report, Expert Panel Discuss Global Pandemic Preparedness, Provide Recommendations

Business Insider: Disease experts reveal their biggest worries about the next pandemic “…Five disease experts recently convened at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to discuss the threat of pandemics. … ‘The pandemic of greatest concern is the pandemic of poverty,’ said Don Weiss, a medical epidemiologist with the…

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New WHO Director General Should Seize Opportunity To Reform Agency, Improve Access To Health Care, Prioritize Ending Malaria

Huffington Post: New WHO Leader Could Improve Global Health Security By Turning WHO Upside Down Ngozi Erondu, assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine “…I’m hopeful that the WHO under [Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’] leadership will embrace local led initiatives and foster public-private collaborations to meet the…

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Blog Post Discusses Global Medicine Quality, WHO’s Role In Combating Inferior Products

AEI’s “AEIdeas”: Where does WHO go on medicine quality at the World Health Assembly? Roger Bate, AEI visiting scholar, discusses the challenges of addressing inferior medicines and the WHO’s past actions related to assuring the quality of medicines (5/22).

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Margaret Chan Gives Final Keynote Address As WHO Director General, Defends Agency’s Relevancy

Agence France-Presse: Outgoing WHO chief says world ‘better prepared’ for health crises “The World Health Organization’s outgoing chief Margaret Chan defended her legacy Monday, insisting the world had become better prepared to face health emergencies like Ebola on her watch…” (Larson, 5/22). Associated Press: AP Exclusive: Outgoing WHO head practiced…

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Study Examines Health Care Access, Quality, Ranks Nations; U.S. Scores Low Given Expenditures, Study Author Says

New York Times: A Global Health Scorecard Finds U.S. Lacking “Over the last 25 years, China, Ethiopia, the Maldive Islands, Peru, South Korea, and Turkey had the greatest improvements in ‘deaths avoidable through health care at their economic level,’ a complex but intriguing new measure of global mortality described last…

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G20 Health Ministers Agree To Address Drug Resistance, Strengthen Health Systems To Improve Outbreak Preparedness

Intellectual Property Watch: No Free Lunch, G20 Health Ministers Find At First Meeting “Group of 20 health ministers [Saturday] finished their first joint table top exercise to simulate the outbreak of a new deadly viral pandemic in ‘Anycountry’ and passed a seven-page final resolution on pandemic preparedness and antimicrobial resistance.…

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37 Suspected Ebola Cases Reported In DRC Outbreak; WHO Africa Director ‘Very Encouraged’ By Response

Reuters: Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO “A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29…” (Ross, 5/21). VOA News: WHO Optimistic on…

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PATH Part Of Coordinated Response To Address New Ebola Outbreak In DRC

PATH: Breaking story: Ebola in DR Congo This blog post discusses the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and PATH’s work responding to the outbreak as part of a coordinated response among various organizations. In a statement, PATH President and CEO Steve Davis said,…

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Ebola Outbreak In Remote DRC Poses Challenges In Contact Tracing, Prevention Efforts, WHO Says

Associated Press: WHO: 400 contacts being traced in Congo’s Ebola outbreak “Health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of Congo where already three deaths have been blamed on the virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday…” (Larson, 5/18). Reuters: Tackling Ebola…

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News Outlets Examine Histories Of Smallpox, Polio Eradication Efforts, Human Testing Of Contraceptives

New York Times: Retro Report: Politics and Plagues “In bold documentary style, Retro Report looks back at the major stories that shaped the world using fresh interviews, analysis, and compelling archival footage.” This short documentary examines the eradication of smallpox and efforts to eliminate polio worldwide, with a focus on…

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