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World Needs Effective Model For Responding To Outbreaks In Unstable Regions

The Telegraph: Attacks on health workers risk Ebola spiraling out of control Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust “Health care workers know that responding to Ebola puts them at risk. The virus is highly infectious and often fatal. … But premeditated attacks on the people and facilities providing care…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Concerns over global resurgence of measles (3/14). Devex: WHO launches new guideline for community health workers (Roby, 3/14). The Guardian: ‘There is no tomorrow for me’: Rwanda’s teen mothers — in pictures (Allen-Story, 3/15). IRIN: Failed aid gambit deepens crisis for Venezuelans at closed Colombia border (Collins, 3/14).…

Preparedness Key To Containing Pandemics

Devex: Opinion: Pandemics are the world’s silent killers. We need new ways to contain them. Robert Muggah, director of research at the IgarapĂ© Institute and the SecDev Foundation, adviser for the Global Parliament of Mayors, member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Cities and…