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WHO Needs Additional Funding To Implement New Pandemic Preparedness Plan

Quartz: The WHO has a plan to save the world from the next pandemic — but it doesn’t have the money
“…As a new year begins, the WHO is beginning to implement a new pandemic preparedness plan, so that countries around the world are ready for the next Ebola or Zika. Step one in that plan is the creation of the Emerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network (EDCARN), intended to help caretakers during an outbreak. But for the WHO to implement its new health-emergencies program in 2016-17 — of which EDCARN is a part — the agency needs $485 million in funding…” (Rathi, 1/2).

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