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U.S. Senate Committee Releases Draft Pandemic, CBRN Threat Preparedness Bill

Homeland Preparedness News: Bipartisan effort to improve bioterrorism, pandemic response drafted in Senate HELP Committee “Bipartisan members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee released a discussion draft on Thursday aimed at improving the nation’s ability to prepare for and respond to deliberate bioterrorist attacks or naturally…

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…