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News Outlets Summarize Global Health-Related Sessions At Fortune’s Brainstorm Health Conference

Fortune: Google and Facebook Say This Is What’s Holding Back Health Care for the World’s Poorest Kids
“Executives from Google and Facebook and a slew of world health leaders say there’s a pretty big tech disparity that’s preventing children in the world’s poorest countries from getting world class health care: a lack of access to broadband and online networks. That was one of the main topics explored during a Wednesday breakfast panel at Fortune’s second annual Brainstorm Health’s conference in San Diego…” (Mukherjee, 5/3).

TIME: How to Keep the World Safe from Superbugs
“…Combating [antibiotic resistance] is going to require a collaborative effort, according to antibiotic resistance experts at Fortune’s Brainstorm Health conference in San Diego. Here are three key ways medicine must change in order to keep antibiotics effective and superbugs from taking over. Use fewer antibiotics … Diagnose health problems faster … Get pharma involved…” (Sifferlin, 5/3).

TIME: ‘You Can’t Bomb Ebola’: How Nations Should Respond To the Next Pandemic
“The Ebola outbreak of 2014 infected more than 28,000 people in West Africa and killed more than 11,000. It also exposed gaps in the world’s ability to respond to epidemics of infectious diseases. Are we more prepared now to respond to future emerging disease outbreaks? Experts say countries are better positioned, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement…” (Sifferlin, 5/3).

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