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WHO Health Emergencies Programme Making Progress But Challenges Remain, Report Says

Devex: 18 months in, how is WHO’s health emergencies program working? “…When the [West African Ebola] crisis waned, much of the criticism fell on the World Health Organization for its initial response and lack of preparedness. The agency pledged to do better and launched a new Health Emergencies Programme that…

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Global Health NOW: The Pandemic Everyone Fears (Myers, 1/30). Gulfshore Life: Barbara Bush and the Battle for Women’s Health (Reed, February 2018). Newsweek: Bacteria that cause leprosy are undergoing scary mutations that resist drug treatments (Matthews, 1/30). Reuters: Air strikes on Syria hospitals affect hundreds of thousands of people –…

USAID PREDICT Collaboration Aims To Identify Emerging Infectious Diseases Before Outbreaks

Smithsonian.com: Can Virus Hunters Stop the Next Pandemic Before It Happens? “…For more than 15 years, the ecologist and evolutionary biologist [Kevin Olival] has scoured the globe for samples from animals that harbor some of the scariest undiscovered viruses as part of the global nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance. … EcoHealth Alliance…

West African Nations Continue To Feel Strains Caused By Ebola Outbreak

Deutsche Welle: West Africa wonders: What if the Ebola epidemic returns? “Diseases such as Ebola and Lassa fever are highly contagious and life-threatening. Three years ago more than 11,000 people died of Ebola in West Africa. There is a high risk of new epidemics in the region…” (Müller-Jung, 1/27). Los…

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Associated Press: Brazilian state decrees emergency over yellow fever outbreak (1/21). Devex: What will it take to eliminate pneumonia deaths in children? (Lieberman, 1/22). Financial Times: India ‘at a turning point’ to tackle pervasive child malnutrition (Kazmin, 1/21). Forbes: Gates Foundation Funds Research For New Synthetic Malaria Vaccine (Kite-Powell, 1/19).…

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