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Devex Examines Potential Role For NGOs If Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Africa

Devex: What NGOs need to do if coronavirus reaches Africa “As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus taxes the health system in China, there is growing anxiety about the potential dire consequences of the virus on countries with weaker health systems. The fears are particularly heightened across the African continent,…

WHO Emergency Committee Upholds PHEIC Designation For DRC Ebola Outbreak

U.N. News: DR Congo Ebola outbreak still an international public health concern “The World Health Organization (WHO) convened its Emergency Committee which reaffirmed that the risk [of Ebola] remains high at the national and regional levels, but low globally. ‘It was the unanimous view of the Committee that this event…

Media Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Coronavirus Outbreak

Financial Times: China seizes hotels, hospitals and cars to fight coronavirus (Yu/McMorrow, 2/12). Financial Times: Drugmakers braced for coronavirus disruption to China supplies (Findlay et al., 2/12). MedPage Today: Ease of Coronavirus Transmission a Concern, CDC Official Says (Frieden, 2/11). New York Times: A Store, a Chalet, an Unsealed Pipe:…

Global Health Experts Discuss Importance Of Investing In Pandemic Preparedness

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: Preparing for pandemics such as coronavirus — will we ever break the vicious cycle of panic and neglect? Gavin Yamey, director of the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health and professor at Duke University’s Duke Global Health Institute, and colleagues discuss the importance of investing…

Experts Discuss Future Trajectory Of Coronavirus Outbreak

Reuters: Coronavirus cases fall, experts disagree whether peak is near “China reported on Wednesday its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing’s senior medical adviser for the outbreak in the country to end by April — but fears of further international spread remained…”…

WHO DG ‘Very Encouraged’ By Downward Trend In DRC Ebola Cases

AP: WHO chief ‘very encouraged’ by dip in Congo Ebola cases “The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that experts are ‘very encouraged’ after only three new cases of Ebola have been reported in the past week in eastern Congo, a sign that the world’s second deadliest Ebola…