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Opinion Pieces Discuss Global Lack Of Pandemic Preparedness, Make Recommendations

Devex: Opinion: No, we are still not ready for a global pandemic Gabrielle Fitzgerald, CEO of Panorama “…Whether a new disease or old, I believe we are still woefully unprepared for a global pandemic. … Last year, I co-authored a report that synthesized the recommendations from seven major post-crisis reports…

More News In Global Health

Global Health NOW: Driving Change and Saving Lives (Powder, 10/11). Health Policy Watch: Innovative Financing: New Health Bonds Tested For Impact (Anderson, 10/11). Health Policy Watch: Women Suffer In Tanzania’s Deadly Backstreet Abortions (Makoye, 10/8). ImpactAlpha: After a dozen deals, Global Health Investment Fund has overcome a rocky start (Pothering,…

MEASURE Evaluation Experts Discuss Importance Of Reliable Data To End TB

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Fighting TB starts with data In a guest post, Stephanie Mullen and Jim Thomas, both of MEASURE Evaluation, discuss the importance of reliable data in efforts to prevent and treat tuberculosis, highlighting a USAID project that “focuses on assessing existing TB data, building capacity for countries to…

Duke Global Health Institute Experts Discuss Need For New Technology To Reach SDG Health Targets

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: We need breakthrough technologies to reach the Sustainable Development Goal targets for health Gavin Yamey, director and professor, and Alexander Gunn, research assistant, both at the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health at Duke University’s Duke Global Health Institute, discuss the need for the research…

Congo Confirms New Ebola Cases, Blames Resistance To Control Efforts

Reuters: Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry “The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blaming the higher-than-normal daily increase on community resistance to disease response efforts. The current epidemic in…

News Outlets Discuss Concerns Over Dual-Use Research Studies Using Viruses

The Atlantic: A Controversial Virus Study Reveals a Critical Flaw in How Science Is Done “After researchers resurrected a long-dead pox, some critics argue that it’s too easy for scientists to make decisions of global consequence…” (Yong, 10/4). New York Times: Viruses Spread by Insects to Crops Sound Scary. The…

More News In Global Health

aidsmap: One in five exposed to TB during HIV clinic visits, Malawi study finds (Alcorn, 10/1). Associated Press: Zimbabwe in huge cholera vaccination drive after 49 deaths (10/3). BBC News: The battle for better disability rehab in North Africa (Daniels, 10/1). BBC News: Cervical cancer: Australia ‘to be first to…

USAID Announces Launch Of Global Accelerator To End TB At U.N. High-Level Meeting

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: TB High-Level Meeting: U.S. announces $35 million for initiative to catalyze funding to eliminate TB Rabita Aziz, writer at “Science Speaks” and senior global health policy specialist at IDSA, highlights discussion from an event at the U.N. High-Level Meeting on TB during which USAID Administrator Mark Green…

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