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‘Science Speaks’ Continues Coverage Of Global Health Security Conference

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Global Health Security 2019: Pharmacists play key role in reducing antimicrobial resistance in countries with limited health resources Rabita Aziz, senior global health policy specialist at the Infectious Diseases Society of America, who is covering the Global Health Security conference in Sydney, Australia, which took place from…

Global Dispatches Podcast Discusses International Response To Ebola Outbreak In DRC

U.N. Dispatch’s “Global Dispatches Podcast”: How the World is Responding to the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, speaks with Ambassador John Lange, senior fellow for global health diplomacy at the United Nations…

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…

WHO Launches $1M Emergency Response To HIV Outbreak Among Children In Pakistan

New Humanitarian: U.N. launches emergency response to contain Pakistan HIV epidemic “The discovery of an HIV outbreak among hundreds of children in Pakistan has spurred an international response and put a spotlight on health care and treatment practices in a country already facing a fast-rising epidemic. This month, the World…

Insecurity In DRC Hindering Responses To Measles, Ebola Outbreaks

Reuters: Northeast Congo insecurity hampers response to measles outbreak “Insecurity in northeast Congo has hampered a measles vaccination drive and forced people to flee their homes, local responders said on Wednesday, complicating efforts to control the spread of a virus that has killed more people [than] Ebola this year. At…

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…

USAID Administrator Provides Remarks At Press Roundtable On Ebola During Trip To Africa

USAID: USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks at Press Roundtable on Ebola During a press roundtable on Ebola, USAID Administrator Mark Green answered questions from reporters and discussed the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Green commented on the U.N. response, as well as the needs for…

USAID Administrator Green, HHS Secretary Azar Discuss Ebola Outbreak Response; Cases Pass 2,180 As Conflict, Porous Borders Complicate Efforts

Bloomberg Law: Ending Ebola Outbreak Top U.S. Global Health Priority, Azar Says “Ending the latest Ebola outbreak that’s infected more than 2,000 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains a top global health priority, President Trump’s health secretary said June 17. ‘We are committed to seeing this battle…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Expert’s Critique Of WHO Committee’s Decision To Not Recognize DRC’s Ebola Outbreak As Emergency

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Global Health Security 2019: Committee’s failure to declare Ebola emergency undermines WHO’s legitimacy, experts say Rabita Aziz, senior global health policy specialist at the Infectious Diseases Society of America, who is covering the Global Health Security conference in Sydney, Australia, taking place from June 18-20, highlights discussion…