Newsletter, June 2017
- Global Health
- Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
- One Health
- 70th World Health Assembly
- Health Emergencies
- Preparedness and Resilience
Health in Humanitarian Crises
The Lancet, 8 June
Large-scale humanitarian crises are ongoing in Syria, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen among others. This Lancet Series of four papers and accompanying Comments assesses the evidence base for health interventions in humanitarian crises and finds significant variations in the quantity and quality of evidence.
From panic and neglect to investing in health security: financing pandemic preparedness at a national level
World Bank, the (WB), 2017
This report by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG) proposes ways in which national governments and development partners can finance investments in country and regional preparedness and response capacities for pandemics and other health emergencies. Deadly infectious pandemics will mark humanity's future, as they have shaped its past. Neither individual governments nor the global community can entirely prevent the...
Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRC) Toolkits
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2017
This inventory was developed by the Emergency Preparedness, Research, Evaluation & Practice (EPREP) Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with the scope of disseminating PERRC research findings and promising practices to knowledge users (researchers, decision-makers, practitioners, public health departments’ workforce, and public health system partners), enhance preparedness processes and strengthen the competence of the...
Diagnostic Preparedness for Infectious Disease Outbreaks
The Lancet, 31 May
Diagnostics are crucial in mitigating the effect of disease outbreaks. Because diagnostic development and validation are time consuming, they should be carried out in anticipation of epidemics rather than in response to them.
Health facilities in 7 Caribbean countries to be transformed to be disaster resistant
WHO/PAHO, June 2017
WHO PAHO analyzed the safety situation of nearly 350 hospitals and health centers, and their likelihood of continuing to function in disasters. WHO then selected 16 hospitals and health centers in seven Caribbean countries to make them safer, greener and more resilient to natural disasters.
Knowledge Transfer - A weapon for fighting epidemics
UN Special, 19 May
Knowledge exists for battling many known disease outbreaks. The challenge is to get the latest science and knowledge into the hands and minds of decision-makers and front-line responders.