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Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak ‘Worst Ever’; 600K Cases Expected By Year’s End, Oxfam Projects

Al Jazeera: Yemen crisis ‘an absolute shame on humanity’ “International human rights organization CARE has denounced the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, which is also suffering from a cholera epidemic, as ‘an absolute shame on humanity’…” (7/23). CIDRAP News: Yemen’s cholera epidemic called ‘worst ever’ by Oxfam “In just over…

Trump Administration Developing Comprehensive Plan Against Disease Outbreaks, Biological Attacks, Homeland Security Adviser Says

Reuters: White House developing comprehensive biosecurity strategy: official “The Trump administration is developing the first comprehensive strategy to defend the United States against disease pandemics and biological attacks by terrorists, the top White House homeland security official said on Thursday. … The effort involves retired Admiral Tim Ziemer, who oversaw…

U.S. Congress Should Approve Measures for Public Health Emergency Funding

Scientific American: Robust Emergency Fund Needed to Respond to Future Disease Outbreaks Editorial Board “…[T]he U.S. is woefully unprepared to meet [the] threat [of disease outbreaks] because it does not set aside money to beat back an outbreak before it can spread. … A mechanism is already in place to…

G20 Concludes With Communique Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance, Climate Change; U.K. Offers Funding For Disease Outbreak Insurance; U.S. Pledges $639M In Humanitarian Assistance For 4 Countries

Deutsche Welle: G20: success for Africa, failure for climate “…Germany attempted to use its presidency to rally global leaders behind a number of causes which the summit had not previously had on its agenda. … According to Merkel, the leaders agreed to ‘increase the fight against pandemic diseases that could…

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