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Efforts To Manage Emerging Infectious Diseases Should Encourage More Inclusive Urban Planning

The Conversation: Emerging infectious diseases in India: the scourge that could boost urban development Olivier Telle, research scientist at CSH, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) “…A range of factors play a role [in the rise of infectious diseases], in particular increasing urbanization and human mobility. … At present,…

Using Satellite Imagery Can Help Predict, Improve Response To Disease Risks

Devex: Opinion: Detecting disease from the skies Tim Ford, professor and chair of the department of environmental health sciences and director of the Institute for Global Health at UMass Amherst “…[O]ver the last 10 years, prediction using satellite imagery has increased to include a wide variety of diseases from cholera…

U.N., Partners To Vaccinate 1B People In Africa Against Yellow Fever

U.N. News: U.N.-backed campaign to protect nearly a billion people in Africa from yellow fever by 2026 “Amid a resurgence of yellow fever outbreaks, the United Nations together with partners, has begun an ambitious campaign to vaccinate close to one billion people against the deadly disease across 27 high-risk African…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: ‘Emergency’ malnutrition in Rohingya refugee kids: study (4/10). Al Jazeera: The plight of Pakistan’s Lady Health Workers (Adil, 4/10). BBC News: Tanzania launches early-age cervical cancer vaccine (4/10). CIDRAP News: MERS studies spotlight infections in health workers, kids (Schnirring, (4/10). The Guardian: Africa’s unsung scientists finally get their…

U.N. Foundation Applauds New Pledges To WHO Contingency Fund For Emergencies

U.N. Foundation’s “Global Connections”: Funding for Global Health Emergencies is an Encouraging Step — And More Will Be Needed Kate Dodson, vice president for global health strategy at the U.N. Foundation, welcomes donor countries’ recent pledges to the WHO Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE), noting, “The contributions from Canada, Denmark,…

USAID Podcast Series Explores Efforts To Prepare For Infectious Disease Outbreaks

USAID/Medium: Are We Ready for the Next Outbreak? Avery Waite, program analyst for the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, highlights a three-part podcast series that explores global efforts to prepare for infectious disease outbreaks, “lessons learned from responding to previous disease outbreaks, and…

BARDA Committed To Developing, Stockpiling Vaccines, Therapeutics For Future Ebola, Other Filovirus Outbreaks

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Safeguarding against Ebola: Vaccines and therapeutics to be stockpiled for future outbreaks Eric M. Espeland, chief of vaccine countermeasures at the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority at the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services, and colleagues “…The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA),…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Biggest U.K. aid organizations report gender pay gap in favor of men (Abrahams, 4/5). Global Health NOW: 500 Million People Need Health Insurance? Call Indu Bhushan (Simpson, 4/3). NPR: Advice To Parachuting Docs: Think Before You Jump Into Poor Countries (Silver, 4/4). NPR: A Young Doctor Learns How Hard…

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