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U.N. Agencies, Partners Work To Contain South Sudan Cholera Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: U.N. rushes to ramp up support for South Sudan’s battle against cholera outbreak “The United Nations and its partners are rushing to ramp up support for South Sudan’s fight to contain a cholera outbreak through measures, including an oral vaccination campaign to reach over 14,000 people and…

Cholera Rapid Response Teams Establish Sanitary Cordons In Haiti When Cases Identified

U.N. News Centre: Feature: Tackling cholera in Haiti by building sanitary cordons “…[S]anitary cordons are just one of the steps taken by the rapid response teams, which are composed of representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGO) and the government, and are supported by the United Nations — particularly the U.N. Children’s…

GMO Technology Integral To Studying Disease Threats

The Conversation: GMOs lead the fight against Zika, Ebola, and the next unknown pandemic Jeff Bessen, PhD candidate at Harvard University “…Most modern biomedical advances, especially the vaccines used to eradicate disease and protect against pandemics such as Zika, Ebola, and the flu, rely on the same molecular biology tools…

Devex Examines Shifts, Declines In Global AIDS Funding

Devex: AIDS funding is in crisis. Who will step up? “…Scientists say the tools are available to end the AIDS epidemic. But public health interventions are running out of money. And even as officials talk about the approaching end of a pandemic that has killed more than 35 million people,…

International Community Should Pool Resources To Address Threats Of Antibiotic Resistance, Infectious Diseases

Project Syndicate: The Global Security Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance Tadataka Yamada, venture partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners “…The global threat of emerging or resistant infections must be viewed first and foremost in [the context of investing in national defense and security], with all countries committed to providing financing, intellectual capital,…

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