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Author, Hill Reporter Reid Wilson Discusses DRC Ebola Outbreak On Brookings Podcast

Brookings Institution: Podcast: How is the latest Ebola outbreak in the DRC different than the others? “Reid Wilson, author of ‘Epidemic’ (Brookings Institution Press, 2018), explains why violence, political instability, and distrust in government will make the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo difficult to contain”…

More News In Global Health

Devex: PNG health minister on malaria cases rise: ‘We let our guards down’ (Ravelo, 10/19). Devex: Long Story Short #32: Responding to Indonesia’s dual disaster (10/18). Devex: Australia recommends code of conduct changes in response to #AidToo (Cornish, 10/19). The Economist: A new device can identify air travelers carrying an…

Eliminating TB Requires Innovative Tools, Approaches, More Ambition

The Conversation: To eliminate TB we need imagination and ambition Madhukar Pai, director of global health and professor at McGill University “…The fact that we are still using century-old tools to tackle the biggest killer infection betrays a complete lack of ambition. So, before we can eliminate TB, we must…

German Chancellor Merkel, WHO DG Tedros, Global Fund Chief Sands Speak At World Health Summit On Global Health Security, Data Procurement

The Guardian: Merkel calls for international unity in the face of global health threats “Angela Merkel has urged countries to work together in the fight against global health threats, warning that disease and epidemics are security risks that do not respect national borders. Addressing international health experts in Berlin [at…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Global Lack Of Pandemic Preparedness, Make Recommendations

Devex: Opinion: No, we are still not ready for a global pandemic Gabrielle Fitzgerald, CEO of Panorama “…Whether a new disease or old, I believe we are still woefully unprepared for a global pandemic. … Last year, I co-authored a report that synthesized the recommendations from seven major post-crisis reports…

New Website Provides Scores For Nations’ Disease Outbreak Preparedness

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Site provides global view of outbreak preparedness Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights the recently launched PreventEpidemics.org, a website created by Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, that uses data from the WHO-developed Joint External Evaluations to score nations on disease…

More News In Global Health

Global Health NOW: Driving Change and Saving Lives (Powder, 10/11). Health Policy Watch: Innovative Financing: New Health Bonds Tested For Impact (Anderson, 10/11). Health Policy Watch: Women Suffer In Tanzania’s Deadly Backstreet Abortions (Makoye, 10/8). ImpactAlpha: After a dozen deals, Global Health Investment Fund has overcome a rocky start (Pothering,…

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