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New Web-Based Tool Scores Countries On Disease Outbreak Preparedness

Washington Post: How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not. “Public health officials and business leaders like Bill Gates have long warned that the world is not ready for the next pandemic. Now an initiative led by Tom Frieden, former director of…

MMWR Article Discusses Recent Yellow Fever Cases Among Travelers To Brazil, Recommends Vaccination

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Fatal Yellow Fever in Travelers to Brazil, 2018 This MMWR article discusses recent yellow fever cases, including fatalities, among international travelers to Brazil. The authors recommend travelers to Brazil obtain yellow fever immunizations and note, “Clinicians assessing returned travelers should be aware of yellow…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations (3/21). The Atlantic: The Blesser’s Curse (Khazan, 3/22). CNN: Anemia doubles risk of death for pregnant women, study finds (Wu, 3/20). Deutsche Welle: International development: Poor data hold back human progress (Niranjan, 3/22). Devex: Why governments tiptoe around the…

USAID’s Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge Helps Baylor Team Develop Mobile Clinics For Disease Outbreaks

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Emergency Smart Pods – Transforming Containers into Modern Medical Clinics Avery Waite, program analyst at USAID’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, discusses the work of Sharmila Anandasabapathy, professor of medicine in gastroenterology and director of Baylor Global Initiatives and the Baylor Global Innovation Center at Baylor…

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…