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IDSA Discusses Senate Hearing On Ebola, U.S. Global Health Investments

Infectious Diseases Society of America: Ebola Hearing Highlights Global Health Investment Payoffs, Ongoing Needs “The Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee’s hearing on the continuing Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo brought the unprecedented challenges posed by the current outbreak, as well as the responses needed…

WASH Remains Critical To Health Security

Daily Caller: The Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Highlights a Big Mistake in Global Health Security Lindsay Denny, senior public health program associate for the Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory University and technical adviser for Global Water 2020 “…The absence of water/sanitation/hygiene is a daily threat. … It is not…

DRC Health Officials Announce New Ebola Case Detected In City Of Nearly 1M

CIDRAP News: Spike in Ebola cases continues in DRC “According to the World Health Organization’s Ebola dashboard, officials [Wednesday] recorded 12 new Ebola cases in the ongoing outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The cases bring the outbreak’s total to 980…

U.S., International Health Officials Easing Zika-Related Travel Warnings

Washington Post: As Zika danger wanes, travel warnings are eased for pregnant women “U.S. and international health officials are easing warnings against travel to regions with Zika virus because the threat has diminished markedly since the virus began to sweep across the globe four years ago. The World Health Organization…

Media Outlets Continue To Cover Inaugural Report From Global Preparedness Monitoring Board

Homeland Preparedness News: New report assesses world’s ability to protect itself from health emergencies “A new report issued by leaders in international health says the world may face great risk from pathogens, including a rapidly moving, highly lethal pandemic projected to kill 50 to 80 million people and wiping out…

U.S. Leadership Needed To Help End DRC Ebola Outbreak, Expert Writes

Health Affairs Blog: The Ebola Outbreak: The Need For U.S. Action Ashish K. Jha, the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at Harvard University, and dean for global strategy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), suspected cases…

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: In Pictures: Malnutrition, cholera add to Yemen woes (Mannocchi/Romenzi, 10/3). CNBC: Robots can help doctors perform heart surgery remotely (Soon, 10/2). CNN: The world will have more than 250 million obese kids by 2030, a new report warns (Hunt, 10/3). HealthDay News: Kidney Transplants Between People With HIV…

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