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Associated Press: West African nation of Guinea reports Lassa fever death (Larson/Diallo, 2/8). Devex: Aid to Yemen blocked by banks, suffocating local organizations, report finds (Anders, 2/9). Global Health NOW: An Open Pharma Approach Targets a Terrible Disease (Simpson, 2/8). The Lancet: National Health Protection Scheme revealed in India (Chatterjee,…

International Vaccines Task Force Gathering Ideas On How To Strengthen Research Capacities For Epidemic Preparedness

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: Strengthening national clinical research capacities is key to epidemic preparedness and saving lives Marie-Paule Kieny, director of research at Inserm; Richard Sezibera, member of the Senate of Rwanda; and Mukesh Chawla, adviser for health, nutrition and population at the World Bank and coordinator at the…

WHO To Establish Health Reserve Army To Respond To Emerging Diseases, Outbreaks

VOA News: WHO to Set Up Health Reserve Army to Tackle Emergencies “The director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said he is establishing what he calls a health reserve army to tackle emergencies and newly emerging diseases. Ghebreyesus said he has been spending the past seven…

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Agence France-Presse: Children with ‘normal’ heads may have Zika brain damage: study (2/5). Associated Press: Indian fake doctor infects 21 with HIV with tainted syringes (Banerjee, 2/6). Devex: Mozambique is rolling out its mHealth platform nationwide — and this is how (Pallares, 2/5). Global Press Journal: Ugandan HIV/AIDS Policy Adds…

Blog Post Examines Potential Impacts Of Expiration Of CDC’s Emergency Ebola Funding

U.N. Dispatch: Why You Should Be Freaking Out that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Is Massively Cutting its Overseas Operations. (Hint: Diseases like Ebola don’t respect borders) Blogger and international development professional Alanna Shaikh discusses recent reports regarding CDC’s efforts to prepare for the 2019 expiration of funding from…

Building Strong Health Systems Vital To Protecting Against Future Pandemics

Devex: Opinion: Strong health systems are our best defense against pandemics Mandeep Dhaliwal, director of UNDP’s HIV, Health & Development Practice “…When it comes to fighting infectious diseases, the best offense is a strong defense. By building strong and resilient health systems at scale, we can maximize our chances of…

CDC Set To Cease 80% Of Global Epidemic Prevention Activities Without New Funding

Washington Post: CDC to cut by 80 percent efforts to prevent global disease outbreak “…[T]he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dramatically downsizing its epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries because money is running out, U.S. government officials said. … Most of the funding comes from…

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