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With $225M In Funding From Bloomberg, CZI, Gates Foundation, Former CDC Director Tom Frieden Launches Resolve Initiative Aimed At Preventing Cardiovascular Deaths, Disease Outbreaks

CQ HealthBeat: Former CDC Director to Lead Global Cardiovascular Initiative “Thomas Frieden, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will lead a $225 million initiative aimed at reducing deaths caused by cardiovascular disease, he announced on Tuesday. … While most of the organization’s resources would be…

Cholera Epidemic Kills More Than 500 In DRC, WHO Reports

Reuters: Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads — WHO “More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. … This year’s epidemic, which has already hit at least 10 urban areas…

WHO Should Mount Coordinated, Multi-Country Cholera Epidemic Response

The Conversation: Cholera fears rise following Atlantic hurricanes: Are we making any progress? Lauren Carruth, assistant professor at American University’s School of International Service “…Cholera outbreaks will never cease if we focus only on technological fixes and temporary humanitarian solutions, and ignore the structural inequities that result in contaminated water…

Sierra Leone Must Build Resilience To Future Natural Disasters, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: From Ebola to mudslides, Sierra Leone learns painful disaster lessons “Experience gained taming West Africa’s Ebola outbreak is helping Sierra Leone deal with its recent mudslide disaster, but urgent action is needed to prevent future catastrophes, experts say…” (Lazareva, 9/5).

Diarrhea, Malaria, Dengue Outbreaks Recorded In Flood-Hit Areas Of Bangladesh, Nepal

Reuters: Thousands hit by malaria, dengue as South Asia’s worst floods in a decade recede “Thousands of people are suffering from an outbreak of diarrhea, malaria, and dengue in Bangladesh and Nepal as the waters from the worst floods in a decade recede, officials and aid agencies said on Wednesday…”…

Number Of Cholera Cases In Yemen Passes 600K

Reuters: Yemen’s cholera epidemic hits 600,000, confounding expectations “Yemen’s cholera outbreak has infected 612,703 people and killed 2,048 since it began in April, and some districts are still reporting sharp rises in new cases, data from the World Health Organization and Yemen’s health ministry showed on Tuesday…” (Miles, 9/5).

New Yorker Examines Unexpected, Rapid Decline In Zika Cases

New Yorker: Is Zika Gone for Good? “…[Last year, t]he Zika virus had spread to Florida from South and Central America … There had already been several hundred cases of local transmission in the continental United States. The World Health Organization had declared Zika a global emergency. … Now, however,…

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