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Data Analytics, Geospatial Mapping Can Improve Infectious Disease Prediction, Detection, Response, Opinion Piece Says

Devex: Opinion: Is geospatial data the key to leaving no one behind? Jennifer Bencivenga, member of the global programs and impact team at eHealth Africa (eHA) “…[C]omputational and technological advancement, when harnessed correctly, can help protect against cholera and similar infectious diseases. … In response to the 2018 cholera outbreak…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Malawi fights tsetse flies, disease after wildlife relocated (Jali, 10/30). Associated Press: U.N.: More than 7 million malaria cases in Burundi outbreak (10/30). Borgen Magazine: Keheala: Tackling TB in Kenya Through Tech (Ross, 10/29). Devex: A ‘super framework’ for climate migration isn’t on the way (Lieberman, 10/29). Los…

Health Officials Continue To Record Ebola Cases In DRC Outbreak

CIDRAP News: Ebola cases continue slow rise in DRC outbreak “The slow rise in new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continued over the weekend and through [Monday], with four new cases — and with outbreak responders tracking the movements of a patient who fled into…

Lessons Learned In Ebola Outbreaks But Western Nations Broke Promises To Affected African Countries, Lancet Editor In Chief Writes

The Lancet: Offline: The mistakes we made over Ebola Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…I sat in international conferences, convened after the west Africa outbreaks, where country leaders pleaded for the equivalent of a Marshall Plan, a west African recovery program, to counter the de-development that Ebola had wreaked…

No Country Fully Prepared For Large Disease Outbreaks, Global Health Security Index Shows

Homeland Preparedness News: Few countries prepared for global disease outbreaks “Countries are not prepared for the possible international spread of new or emerging pathogens or for the deliberate or accidental release of dangerous agents, according to a new index that assesses the capabilities of 195 nations. The Global Health Security…