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Al Jazeera: Nigeria urged to ban chaining people with mental health issues (11/11). Borgen Magazine: Bill Gates on Decreasing Global Poverty (Dobson, 11/9). Deutsche Welle: Drug addiction in Russia: Draconian laws instead of help (Kauschanski, 11/11). Devex: A remote Congolese island offers a test case for improving the country’s health…

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…

National, International Leaders Must Take Action To Prepare For Disease Outbreaks, Global Health Security Index Authors Write

Global Health NOW: No Country is Fully Prepared for High-Consequence Infectious Disease Outbreaks Jennifer Nuzzo, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and Elizabeth Cameron, vice president of Global Biological Policy and Programs at the Nuclear Threat Initiative “…Results from our GHS Index published [October 24] demonstrate…

U.S. Underprepared For Bioterrorism Threats, Experts Testify At U.S. House Subcommittee Hearing

Homeland Preparedness News: Experts testify United States is underprepared for bioterrorism threats “Terrorist threats against the United States continue to grow and evolve, including the use of non-conventional weapons, begging the question of whether this country is well-equipped for such attacks. The conclusion of experts who testified Thursday before the…

Johns Hopkins University Simulation Tests Disease Outbreak Readiness, Response

Gizmodo: We’re Not Ready for the Next Pandemic “If the seeds of a pandemic illness were planted tomorrow, how would the world fare? Well, according to a simulation carried out on Friday by Johns Hopkins University, the answer is: terribly…” (Cara, 10/18). The Telegraph: Disease X dummy run: World health…

Media Outlets Continue To Cover Inaugural Report From Global Preparedness Monitoring Board

Homeland Preparedness News: New report assesses world’s ability to protect itself from health emergencies “A new report issued by leaders in international health says the world may face great risk from pathogens, including a rapidly moving, highly lethal pandemic projected to kill 50 to 80 million people and wiping out…

PAHO/WHO Designate CDC’s Center For Global Health As Collaborating Center For Biosafety And Biosecurity

Homeland Preparedness News: CDC designated as a Collaborating Center for Biosafety and Biosecurity “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Center for Global Health was designated as a Collaborating Center for Biosafety and Biosecurity by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The designation [is] the first awarded…

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Associated Press: Central America’s dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras (Sherman, 9/20). Bloomberg: Aspen Strikes Deal With India’s Laurus to Cut Cost of HIV Drugs (Prinsloo, 9/20). The Guardian: People v mosquitos: what to do about our biggest killer (Winegard, 9/20). The Guardian: U.S.-China trade war imperils efforts to beat poverty,…