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Lancet Comment Piece Discusses Gaps In Global Pandemic Response, Recommendations To Strengthen Preparedness

The Lancet Global Health: Financing of international collective action for epidemic and pandemic preparedness Gavin Yamey, professor of the practice of global health at Duke University, and colleagues discuss the gaps in the global response to pandemics, “call for scaled-up financing of international collective action for epidemic and pandemic preparedness,” and…

Margaret Chan Gives Final Keynote Address As WHO Director General, Defends Agency’s Relevancy

Agence France-Presse: Outgoing WHO chief says world ‘better prepared’ for health crises “The World Health Organization’s outgoing chief Margaret Chan defended her legacy Monday, insisting the world had become better prepared to face health emergencies like Ebola on her watch…” (Larson, 5/22). Associated Press: AP Exclusive: Outgoing WHO head practiced…

HHS Secretary Price In Liberia To Promote Global Health Security

Newsweek: Ebola: Three Reasons Why Trump’s Health Secretary Is In Liberia “…Dr. Tom Price, the secretary of Health and Human Services appointed by Trump in February, [visited Liberia last week]. While Liberia, a country of 4.5 million people with a GDP of just $2 billion, may not carry much international…

Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Spreading At ‘Unprecedented’ Rate, WHO Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen spreading at ‘unprecedented’ speed, U.N. warns “As war-torn Yemen grapples with heavy rains, a collapsed health care system, and crippled economy, a resurgent cholera outbreak has spread with ‘unprecedented’ speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the World Health Organization warned Friday…”…

Cholera Outbreak In War-Torn Yemen Could Reach 300K People In 6 Months, WHO Warns

IRIN: A country ‘on its knees’: Cholera takes hold in war-weary Yemen “…Shinjiro Murata, head of mission for Médecins Sans Frontières, which alone has treated 1,670 patients, told IRIN he is ‘very concerned that the disease will continue to spread and become out of control.’ Those controlling the capital –…

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