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CBS News: Air pollution kills 100,000 Indian children every year, study says (6/5). Devex: To close gap in unpaid care work, a new call to action asks men to do more (Rogers, 6/5). Miami Herald: Venezuela doctors fear country is at risk of deadly epidemic outbreak (Freisler, 5/29). Quartz Africa:…

Council On Foreign Relations Provides Overview Of DRC Ebola Outbreak

Council on Foreign Relations: The Escalating Ebola Crisis in the DRC Claire Felter, copy editor/writer at CFR, discusses the escalating Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has recently spread to Uganda, and provides an overview of the current situation, response, challenges, and needs (6/13).

U.S., Global Community Must Do More To Address Ebola In DRC

New York Times: Time Is Running Out to Stop an Ebola Epidemic Editorial Board “Ebola is ravaging the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a country riven by violent conflict and neglected for decades by the international community. The World Health Organization has less than half of the $98 million it…

Program Management, Leadership Key To Outbreak Preparedness, Response

Global Health NOW: The Not-Flashy, Essential Part of Outbreak Preparedness and Response Amanda McClelland, senior vice president for Prevent Epidemics at Resolve to Save Lives “When an outbreak hits, how do we immediately get a Ministry of Health representative, an animal health specialist, a communications expert, and a laboratory sample…

WHO Director General Calls For Political Cooperation, Increased Global Funding To Address Ebola In DRC

World Health Organization: WHO flags critical funding gap, calls for political parties to join fight against Ebola “The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will only end with bipartisan political cooperation and community ownership, according to the World Health Organization’s Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. … ‘Political…

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Associated Press: Companies pushed baby formula in Peru despite ban (6/10). Associated Press: When disaster hits, Indonesia’s Islamists are first to help (Wright, 6/11). BBC News: Big data ‘can stop malaria outbreaks before they start’ (Galpin, 6/10). Devex: Tech solutions to fight fake medicines (Ravelo, 6/11). Devex: Q&A: Serve the…

New Website Provides Scores For Nations’ Disease Outbreak Preparedness

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Site provides global view of outbreak preparedness Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights the recently launchedĀ PreventEpidemics.org, a website created by Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, that uses data from the WHO-developed Joint External Evaluations to score nations on disease…