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Devex: Opinion: Improving health outcomes in Papua New Guinea Amy Gildea, managing director of international development, Asia Pacific for Coffey (1/15). Devex: Opinion: Advances in AI and satellites can help us meet the SDGs Rhiannan Price, director of the sustainable development practice at Maxar (1/16). Forbes: Tokyo, 15 Others: Newest…

Experts Commend China, Hong Kong, WHO For Response To Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, Call For Universal Coronavirus Vaccine Development In Opinion Piece

Foreign Policy: China Deserves Some Credit for Its Handling of the Wuhan Pneumonia Daniel Lucey of Georgetown University Medical Center and Annie Sparrow, assistant professor of population health science and policy at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai “…Within weeks of detection of the initial outbreak in December in…

Chinese Say Unlikely Possible New Coronavirus Spread Through Human-To-Human Contact; Discovery Raises Questions On Epidemic Preparedness

Devex: Possible new coronavirus raises questions on epidemic preparedness “Chinese authorities have reported there is no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission linked to the new coronavirus found in patients suffering pneumonia-like symptoms in Wuhan province. But experts argue it’s too early to rule out the possibility. … [The WHO] said…

Experts Examine Biosecurity Implications Of Body Fluid Samples Taken During Disease Outbreaks

Chatham House: Biosecurity: Preparing for the Aftermath of Global Health Crises David R. Harper, senior consulting fellow, and Benjamin Wakefield, research analyst, both with the Global Health Programme at Chatham House, discuss the biosecurity implications of the numerous body fluid samples taken during disease outbreaks, including the current Ebola outbreak…

KFF Releases Brief Examining U.S. Government’s Global Health Security Efforts

KFF: The U.S. Government and Global Health Security This brief examines the U.S. government’s work in global health security, including efforts to help countries prepare for and address pandemic and epidemic diseases such Ebola, Zika, and influenza. The brief provides history and background, reviews the U.S. agencies carrying out these…

Bipartisan FY 2020 Appropriations Package Includes Funding For Biodefense, PEPFAR, Global Fund

Homeland Preparedness News: Appropriations legislative package bolsters funding for nation’s biodefense efforts “The U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Monday released the domestic priorities and international assistance appropriations minibus, which includes ramped-up final budget amounts for several biodefense-related items, including the Strategic National Stockpile…” (Riley, 12/17). Washington Blade: Congress agrees to…

CSIS Releases December 2019 Issue Of Global Health Policy Newsletter

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Policy Center Monthly Update In the December 2019 CSIS Global Health Policy Center Newsletter, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC), highlights recent publications, events, and podcasts from CSIS, as well…

White House Releases Annual Report On U.S. Global Health Security Efforts

White House: Statement from the Press Secretary on the Global Health Security Agenda “The White House has released the annual report, ‘Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda: Results and Impacts of U.S. Government Investments,’ which illustrates that the United States continues to elevate global health security as a national and…

Global Health Community Should Work To Fill Gaps In International Health Regulations, Use Bioweapons Convention As Model, Expert Writes

Nature: Pandemic policy can learn from arms control Rebecca Katz, professor at Georgetown University and director of the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security “…[T]he global health community needs a way to help fill gaps in the [International Health Regulations (IHR)] and prevent new ones from emerging.…