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WHO Publishes Regional Ebola Preparedness Overview For DRC, 9 Neighboring Countries

WHO: Regional Ebola Preparedness Overview of Needs and Requirements “The DRC shares its borders with nine countries and there is regular cross-border movement of people, goods, and services in the region. Combined with weaknesses in national health systems, the nine neighboring countries are at very high risk for an Ebola…

U.S. Leadership Needed To Help End DRC Ebola Outbreak, Expert Writes

Health Affairs Blog: The Ebola Outbreak: The Need For U.S. Action Ashish K. Jha, the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at Harvard University, and dean for global strategy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), suspected cases…

Johns Hopkins Center For Health Security Launches Disease Prediction Policy Dashboard

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security: Disease Prediction Policy Dashboard “The Center for Health Security is excited to launch its Disease Prediction Policy Dashboard, a resource to enable decision makers to harness the impact of collective intelligence. The Policy Dashboard features forecasters’ predictions about ongoing public health challenges with insights…

Opinion Piece Outlines Actions For Preventing Disease Outbreaks As Climate Changes

Global Health NOW: 3 Keys to Outbreak Preparedness in the Climate Change Era Chikwe Ihekweazu, director general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control “…To wake up from our paralysis and prepare for the impact of climate change on infectious disease outbreak preparedness and response, there are 3 critical steps…

Media Outlets Continue To Cover Inaugural Report From Global Preparedness Monitoring Board

Homeland Preparedness News: New report assesses world’s ability to protect itself from health emergencies “A new report issued by leaders in international health says the world may face great risk from pathogens, including a rapidly moving, highly lethal pandemic projected to kill 50 to 80 million people and wiping out…