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Lessons from the front lines

In the midst of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a 21-year-old Guinean student came to a Dakar health clinic with symptoms of fever and diarrhea. The doctor considered Ebola, which had killed more than 1,000 people in neighboring Guinea. But the patient wasn’t bleeding. He denied having been in contact with Ebola patients […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsInnovation is at the heart of SeattleOur 8 favorite photos of 2016 ;

Research Training in Limited-Resource Settings: A Call for Equitable Partnerships

Dr. Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank and one of the founders of Partners in Health, recently gave a talk about changing the Read More

Mapping the Zambian prison health system: An analysis of key structural determinants

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ICT4Peace on ICTs and Human Rights Protection

ICT4Peace was invited by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHRs) to participate in the consultations on its Management Plan 2018-2021. The comments of ICT4Peace’s Sanjana Hattotuwa in response to the questions posed by OHCHR can be found here and are as the follows: I. From your perspective what are the challenges and opportunities for positive human rights change in the current global context?


Preventing Local Outbreaks from Becoming Global Pandemics: FETP Enhances Capabilities to Track…

Christine Kihembo, FETP graduate from Uganda led a study in her country on Podoconiosis, a neglected tropical diseases that affects about 4 million people around the world. Above, the typical asymmetrical lymphedema (lower limb swelling) seen in podoconiosis. The skin on the affected limbs is thickened with warty and mossy nodules and toes are disfigured. Photo credit: Christine Kihembo. Every day, somewhere in the world, field epidemiologists or “disease detectives” save lives by detecting and controlling disease outbreaks.


Virulent bird flu strain threatens to spill out of China

Human cases of H7N9 have re-emerged in China as FAO calls for more surveillance, rapid detection to halt its spread.


Blog Post Highlights MMWR Reports On DRC Yellow Fever Outbreak, Global Polio Surveillance…

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Yellow fever, polio reports highlight obstacles to disease prevention, control, eradication Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights two recent reports published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. One report discusses an August 2016 yellow fever outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,…More


Tick, tock, tick tock—While others sleep, what are CDC experts doing to keep America safe?

Children wait for a bus on a street in downtown Mysore, India. The CDC is carrying out a range of programs in India to ensure a healthy and safe future for kids like these. (Photo Courtesy: David Snyder CDC Foundation) A team from the Zambia Ministry of Health administers a questionnaire to a family in Siavonga District. As the clock ticks and people sleep peacefully, public health experts from CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) in collaboration with subject matter experts across CDC both in Atlanta and around the world are working 24/7 to support the agency’s mission to protect the health and safety of Americans and save lives.


Global monitoring of safety of immunization in pregnancy

View original post here –  Harmonized Safety Monitoring of Immunization in Pregnancy- the Global Alignment of Immunization…


2016 Cures Act, FDA Reforms Could Help Streamline, Strengthen R&D Efforts To Find New…

Wall Street Journal: The Superbug Dirty Dozen Editorial Board “…[T]he superbug problem has been well understood and managed since the George W. Bush administration. CDC surveillance, physician education, and infection-control protocols have led to more prudent use of antibiotics. … Still, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association last year estimated that…More


Africa CDC In ‘Unique Position’ To Promote African Public Health But Uncertainty Over…

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: A new day for African public health Editorial Board “…The [Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)] is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency … The aim of the Africa CDC will be to establish early warning and response surveillance systems, respond to emergencies, build capacity, and provide technical…More


Lessons from the front lines

Photo: PATH/Lynn Heinisch.

In the midst of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a 21-year-old Guinean student came to a Dakar health clinic with symptoms of fever and diarrhea. The doctor considered Ebola, which had killed more than 1,000 people in neighboring Guinea. But the patient wasn’t bleeding. He denied having been in contact with Ebola patients […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsInnovation is at the heart of SeattleOur 8 favorite photos of 2016 ;


Challenges to conducting epidemiology research in chronic conflict areas: examples from PURE-…

Little has been written on the challenges of conducting research in regions or countries with chronic conflict and strife.


Global Rapid Responders- Our Boots on the Ground Defense

Ashley Greiner (Global RRT Tier 1 Emergency Public Health Epidemiologist) worked long hours in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Dr. Greiner is seen here checking samples labels before sending them to the Port au Prince national laboratory for testing in October 2016 (Photo courtesy of Coralie Giese) Because our world is more connected than ever, a disease threat that occurs anywhere can very quickly spread across boundaries and become a threat to people worldwide. New microbes are emerging and spreading, drug resistance is rising, and limited biosafety and security measures in laboratories around the world make the intentional or unintentional release of dangerous microbes easier.


Alternative transmission routes in the malaria elimination era: an overview of…

Transfusion-transmitted (TT) malaria is an alternative infection route that has gained little attention from authorities, despite representing a life-threatening condition.


Raising the red flag for malaria elimination and integrated fever surveillance in the…

In the past decade, Brazil has achieved considerable progress in malaria control, with 140 000 cases reported in 2015, the lowest numbers since 1980.1 Part of this success has been attributed to the establishment of a large network of around 3000 diagnostic and treatment units for malaria.1 A remarkable feature is that these services are provided for free as part of the public universal health-care system (Sistema Único de Saúde [SUS]) and cover rural and riverine areas in the Amazon region—where more than 83% of malaria transmission occurs.


Prevalence and Risk Factors for Scrub Typhus in South India

Objective To determine the prevalence and risk factors of scub typhus in Tamil Nadu, South India.


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