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News Outlets Continue Coverage Of Global Preparedness Monitoring Board Report Warning

Fortune: Experts Warn We Aren’t Prepared for a Global Health Crisis: Brainstorm Health (Mukherjee, 9/18). The Guardian: Experts warn world ‘grossly unprepared’ for future pandemics (McVeigh, 9/18). Insider: Bill Gates warned that a devastating ‘quirk of nature’ could kill 30 million people in less than a year. Experts say we’re…

Opinion Piece Outlines 5 Challenges For NGOs To Overcome For Localization To Succeed

Forbes: Five Hurdles To Localizing Global Development, And How NGOs Can Help Overcome Them Pape Gaye, resident and CEO of IntraHealth International and member of Forbes Nonprofit Council “…The entire field of global health and development is shifting. Major funders, such as the U.S. government, are pushing ahead with an…

Opinion Piece Calls For Funded, Prioritized, Well-Planned Action Plans For Outbreak Preparedness

BMJ Global Health: Protecting the world from infectious disease threats: now or neverCyrus Shahpar, director of the Prevent Epidemics team, and colleagues from Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies “Whether by microbial mutation, movement across borders, or man-made biological release, a new health threat is inevitable, unpredictable, and…

LSE Expert Examines Linking Of Health, Security, Debates Surrounding Nexus Of Fields

International Affairs: The oversecuritization of global health: changing the terms of debateIn this article, Clare Wenham, assistant professor of global health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, examines the linking of health and security. According to the abstract, “this article argues that the consideration of health…

CSIS Commission On Strengthening America’s Health Security Proposes U.S. Doctrine For Global Health Security, Discusses DRC Ebola Outbreak

CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security: Commission Co-Chair Statement on the 3rd Meeting of Commission Members “Following the third meeting of the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, Commission Co-Chairs Kelly Ayotte[, former Republican senator representing New Hampshire from 2011-2017,] and Julie Gerberding[, executive vice president and chief…

HHS Makes Little Progress Toward Implementing U.S. Outbreak Detection System, GAO Says

Bloomberg Law: Overdue Outbreak Detection System Leaves Patchwork Defense “The U.S. should have had a nationwide network to monitor for the next viral outbreak or biological threat a decade ago. It still doesn’t. … The agency responsible for making that system happen, the HHS, is more than a decade overdue…

U.S. Should Increase Global Health Funding For Fragile States To Prevent Spread Of Disease, Shore Up Regional Stability, Prevent Humanitarian Disasters, Opinion Piece Says

Foreign Policy: In Fragile States, Disease Outbreaks Don’t Stay Local for Long Shannon Kellman, deputy policy director at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Mark P. Lagon, chief policy officer at the Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and a distinguished…

Strengthening National Health Systems Critical To Ensuring Global Health Security

Global Health NOW: Global Health Security Starts with Countries Chikwe Ihekweazu, director general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control “…Countries need to develop and scale up improved prevention, detection, and response to infectious disease threats. To do this, they need to build well-funded national public health institutes that incorporate…