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Emergency Access Initiative
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Faster testing for deadly Ebola
EU and industry-funded researchers have developed a portable device to test in the field whether a person has caught the deadly Ebola disease. It gives reliable results in 75 minutes, which can help contain outbreaks and save lives. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - September 18, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Science in emergency response at CDC: structure and functions - Iskander J, Rose DA, Ghiya ND.
Recent high-profile activations of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) include responses to the West African Ebola and Zika virus epidemics. Within the EOC, emergency responses are organized according t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

‘You’ll Like Him.’ U.S. Ambassador Urges U.K. to Get to Know Trump
Woody Johnson, the new U.S. ambassador to the U.K., used his first speech to pay customary tribute to the bonds shared by the two countries — and to the President who appointed him to the job. The billionaire owner of the New York Jets, who was named as ambassador by President Donald Trump in August, spoke of Trump’s respect for the U.K., noting that one of the President’s first actions after moving into the White House was to re-install a bust of Winston Churchill removed by the Obama administration. “Nor was it a coincidence Theresa May was the first head of government to meet the President in the...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump New York Jets onetime US Ambassador woody johnson Source Type: news

Former CDC chief Frieden to head $225m anti-heart disease initiative
Previous US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden said he will head Resolve, a new public health initiative focused on fighting heart disease and stroke which has already raised $225 million in backing from a handful of private philanthropies. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have joined in to fund the initiative. Resolve plans to invest in efforts to reduce trans-fats from restaurant menus, which follows up on Frieden’s 2006 efforts to ban trans-fats as the New York City health commissioner. The initiative will also loo...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Source Type: news

Liberia: Aliou Bah Donates Medical Supplies to Over 11 Clinics in Montserrado District-7
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Since the exposure of Liberia's healthcare system due to the deadly Ebola virus disease, several individuals and organizations have been identifying with health centers and clinics in a move to help revamp and strength the sector for the betterment of its people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Somebody needs to step up': Drug exec starts nonprofit to hike access, lower costs
From Ebola to diabetes, some drugs aren't making it to patients because of cost. Jim Wilkins and his nonprofit, Fair Access Medicines, want to change that. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

'Somebody needs to step up': Drug exec starts nonprofit to hike access, lower costs
From Ebola to diabetes, some drugs aren't making it to patients because of cost. Jim Wilkins and his nonprofit, Fair Access Medicines, want to change that. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History
Join the National Library of Medicine, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a grant to Virginia Tech, for this exciting opportunity! On January 29-30, 2018, NLM will host Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, bringing together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows promise through the use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities. Viral Networks will combine a face-to-face workshop with structured virtual-editing activities to produce and advance the innovative scholarship of the participant...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Education News from NLM/NIH Technology Source Type: news

No Easy Road Back for Ebola Survivors
Patients need long - term care to manage pain, vision problems, as well as thinking and mobility issues (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

No Easy Road Back for Ebola Survivors
Patients need long-term care to manage pain, vision problems, as well as thinking and mobility issues Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Ebola (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Easy Road Back for Ebola Survivors
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- The vast majority of people who survive an infection with the Ebola virus struggle with ongoing disabilities, including significant limitations in thinking, vision and the ability to move, new research shows. Scientists... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

WHO declares new Ebola epidemic as infections soar in Africa
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an “Ebola epidemic” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after they confirmed nine cases linked to the virus in the remote forested region. Three people have reportedly died, causing alarm among health officials who fear that this could be another outbreak similar to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola: Early immune response provides insight into vaccination
(German Center for Infection Research) The latest outbreaks of emerging pathogens, such as Ebola or Zika, emphasize the importance of the rapid development of vaccines. However, being able to predict the efficacy of new vaccines remains a challenge in vaccine development. DZIF scientists at the Heinrich Pette Institute and the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf were successful in their study in assessing early on the longer-term immune response in humans after being vaccinated with the newly developed Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: From Ebola to Mudslides, Sierra Leone Learns Painful Disaster Lessons
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -"People do have the opportunity to increase or reduce vulnerability and hence the damage suffered during an event" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Allays Tanzanians Fear Over Ebola Outbreak
[Citizen] Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children on Tuesday, September 5, dismissed reports on outbreak of Ebola or "Ebola like" diseases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Learning from Ebola and the Future U.S. Role in Global Health: A Symposium
October 18, 2017 2:00pm ET; Atlanta, GA or via webcast. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Prevail Stakeholders Meet - 414 Volunteers Participated in Study 5
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Principal Investigator of Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) Dr. Mosoka Fallah says Protecting the population for the next disease remain a priority of PREVAIL. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Highly Pathogenic Infectious Disease Exercise Planning for Regional Transport
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 08/23/2017 This one-hour, six-minute webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) discusses the management of patients with highly pathogenic infectious diseases, which is based on the regional, tiered approach set forth by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response for Ebola. It also discusses the transport of patients to and between facilities in a region, which is a critical component of that approach; and features tips from three jurisdictions on how to exer...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Frontline Stories: Risks Faced by Health Workers
Overseas Development Institute. 08/17/2017 This 55-minute panel discussion focuses on the risks health workers face when responding to crises, and what needs to be done in the future to better protect them. From armed conflicts to health epidemics, many frontline health workers operate in harsh environments which come at a high cost to their physical and psychological well-being. Stories include examples from the Ebola outbreak, and conflicts in Syria and El Salvador. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

West Africa: Ebola Survivors Found to Suffer Multiple After-effects
[VOA] Patients who survive infection with the Ebola virus often continue to face numerous health problems. New research finds 80 percent of Ebola survivors suffer disabilities one year after being discharged from the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Herbal Defense Against Viral Infections
[Guardian] Re-emerging infectious diseases such as Lassa fever, yellow fever, Ebola, measles, chicken pox, small pox, Dengue fever, viral hepatitis, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), polio, cold and influenza virus, among others are posing fresh threat to human existence. Unfortunately, conventional medicines are failing: the pathogens have developed resistance to the drugs-of-choice. But researchers have in experimental models treated these deadly bugs with combination of local herbs and spices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia national disaster preparedness coordination exercise: implementing lessons learned from the West African disaster preparedness initiative - Hamer MJM, Reed PL, Greulich JD, Beadling CW.
OBJECTIVE: In light of the recent Ebola outbreak, there is a critical need for effective disaster management systems in Liberia and other West African nations. To this end, the West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative held a disaster management exercis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Report of the One Health Technical and Ministerial Meeting to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Related Public Health Threats
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 08/18/2017 This 62-page report summarizes a technical and ministerial meeting that was convened in Dakar, Senegal, on November 8-11, 2016, to share experiences and explore challenges encountered during the One Health approach to fight zoonotic diseases and related public health threats. Chapter topics include the global health security agenda; surveillance of the natural reservoir of the Ebola virus: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; and infectious disease surveillance under the One Health approach. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

80 percent of Ebola survivors suffer disabilities one year after discharge
(University of Liverpool) New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80 percent of those interviewed were found to have major limitations in mobility, cognition and vision. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins materials scientists probe a protein's role in speeding Ebola's spread
(Johns Hopkins University) Scientists have pinpointed how a tiny protein seems to make the deadly Ebola virus particularly contagious. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may fight infectious disease
(Duke University) Duke scientists found a gene variant that affects cholesterol levels also could increase the risk of contracting typhoid fever. A common cholesterol-lowering drug could protect animal models against Salmonella Typhi, the culprit behind the potentially deadly infection. The findings give insight into the mechanisms that govern human susceptibility to infectious disease and point to possible avenues to protect against pathogens -- like Salmonella or Ebola -- whose entry into host cells is regulated by cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola virus survives for two years in the semen of infection survivors
(Natural News) Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill have recently discovered that the Ebola virus ribonucleic acid (RNA) remains in the semen of Ebola survivors even after two years of recovery. In a study that was published on Saturday, July 22 in Open Forum Infectious Diseases, researchers found out that even... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Key Technical Documents: Ebola Response
World Health Organization. 05/2017 This one-page document provides quick access to key technical documents and publications on Ebola for responders. Topics include Surveillance, Contact Tracing, and Laboratory; Case Management and Infection Prevention and Control; Vaccines; Therapeutics; and Travel and Points of Entry. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola Virus RNA Can Persist in Semen Years After Infection Ebola Virus RNA Can Persist in Semen Years After Infection
Ebola virus RNA can be detected in semen more than two years after recovery from acute infection, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Isolation Capabilities Among US Ebola Treatment Centers Isolation Capabilities Among US Ebola Treatment Centers
Are high-level isolation units in the U.S. adequately prepared to contain infection and care for patients with highly infectious diseases?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Einstein Researchers Awarded Three NIH Grants Totaling $12 Million to Fight Virulent Viruses
August 11, 2017—BRONX, NY—The NIH has awarded Einstein researchers three grants totaling more than $12 million to protect against three deadly viruses—Ebola, Marburg and hantavirus. Research collaborations betweenKartik Chandran, Ph.D., professor of microbiology& immunology and the Harold and Muriel Block Faculty Scholar in Virology, andJonathan Lai, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry, have led to novel approaches for developing vaccines and treatments. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - August 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Morning Break: Bat Crazy for Ebola; Exercise Pill? Addiction Vaccine
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Einstein researchers awarded 3 NIH grants totaling $12 million to fight virulent viruses
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) The NIH has awarded Einstein researchers three grants totaling more than $12 million to protect against three deadly viruses -- Ebola, Marburg and hantavirus. Research collaborations between Kartik Chandran, Ph.D., professor of microbiology& immunology and the Harold and Muriel Block Faculty Scholar in Virology, and Jonathan Lai, Ph.D. associate professor of biochemistry, have led to novel approaches for developing vaccines and treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breaking the Age Barrier: Lessons from an Intergenerational Livelihoods Programme in Sierra Leone
HelpAge International. 07/26/2017 This 28-page report looks at the design and impact of an initiative to help older people in Sierra Leone rebuild their livelihoods and experience greater levels of dignity and respect in their communities in the wake of the Ebola outbreak. The program put young people at the helm of an initiative to strengthen older people's ability to start small businesses, strengthen their livelihoods, and start saving some of their income. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Measure Manual: Implementation Guidance for Ebola Preparedness Measures; May 2017
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/2017 The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) created this 36-page manual as a resource for HPP awardees to clarify the meaning of the performance measures for Ebola and other special pathogens, and assess outcomes. HPP expects that awardees will use the manual, which outlines 26 core Ebola measures, as a reference tool. Each measure includes a performance measure number and the performance measure language. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

July's top stories: Researchers found epithelial cells prevent Ebola, Mitsubishi agreed to buy NeuroDerm
A research team discovered epithelial cells in the eyes can prevent the spread of Ebola, and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma agreed to buy NeuroDerm for $1.1bn. Pharmaceutical-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from July. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New York City Health Care System Preparedness Annual Report: July 2015 to June 2016
City of New York, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 08/03/2017 This 24-page report shows how the New York City Health Department helped New York City health care facilities-including hospitals, dialysis centers, long-term care facilities, ambulatory care facilities, and pediatric services-strengthen their ability to respond to emergency incidents in 2015 and 2016. Chapter topics includes Pediatric Preparedness; Ebola and Special Pathogens Preparedness; and Health Care Preparedness at the System Level. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Case: Testing of Stockpiled ANSI/AAMI PB70 Level 4 Surgical Gowns
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 07/31/2017 This five-page document discusses work conducted at the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). The study evaluated a specific surgical gown model that was in the process of being purchased for the SNS to determine if that gown model met CDC recommendations for use while providing care to patients with Ebola. It evaluated whether this gown model passed the Level 4 requirements of American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Association for the Advancement...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola detected in semen of survivors two years after infection
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found Ebola RNA in the semen of survivors two years after infection. They are calling on the World Health Organization to update its guidelines on sexual transmission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Community engagement drives Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone
To ensure the right person takes an Ebola trial vaccine at the right time in Sierra Leone, an EU-industry funded project is employing a combination of low-tech and high-tech community engagement strategies. Today, 450 adults and 96 adolescents are successfully enrolled in a two-stage vaccine trial. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 1, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Zombies, Ebola, and Other Pandemics: Lessons Learned in Health Risk Communication
August 10, 2017 1:00-2:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Establishing Partnerships for Adaptive Programming in Sierra Leone
Oxfam GB. 07/10/2017 This eight-page document provides information about the Freetown WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Consortium, consisting of Oxfam, Action contre La Faim (ACF), Save the Children, Concern Worldwide, and GOAL, which has worked to decrease mortality and morbidity stemming from preventable WASH-related causes in Sierra Leone's capital. It outlines how the program is implemented in partnership with government ministries, local authorities, and the President's Delivery Team, as well as how the program adapted to the Ebola outbreak. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NJ issues new rules after lawsuit by Ebola-quarantined nurse
Attorneys said the decision was the result of a lawsuit filed by Kaci Hickox ​, a nurse who had been working in Sierra Leone during the deadly Ebola outbreak​ in 2014 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Jersey agrees to new quarantine rules to end Ebola suit
New Jersey has agreed to put in place new rules regarding quarantines after a nurse who was quarantined in 2014 after working in Sierra Leone during the deadly Ebola outbreak filed a lawsuit against the state (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Jersey Accepts Rights for People in Quarantine to End Ebola Suit
Settling a suit by Kaci Hickox, a nurse who fought Ebola in Africa, the state agreed to what her lawyer called a bill of rights for people isolated for health reasons. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARC SANTORA Tags: Quarantines Ebola Virus Suits and Litigation (Civil) Civil Rights and Liberties Hickox, Kaci Christie, Christopher J O'Dowd, Mary E New Jersey Source Type: news

Where Do Big Ideas for Greater Good Come From? Humanitarians Tell All
July 27, 2017Brian Southwell asks some big questions. And these SwitchPoint speakers answer.Ideas are to SwitchPoint what wind is to a hurricane. The conference swirls with innovative approaches, unexpected methods, and brilliant inventions.Even the information is presented in unconventional ways, including through networking events andmicrolabs where attendees interact with presenters in intimate settings.If you ’re anything like me, though, when the winds happen to carry you over to someone you really admire, you’re too starstruck to ask the question that slices through pleasantries and gets to the heart of t...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Grad Student Profile – Morgan Gilman: Embracing Opportunity
Morgan Gilman, a fourth-year graduate student in the McLellan Lab at Geisel, is helping lead efforts to understand how a particular type of protein allows deadly viruses—such as Ebola and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)—to gain entry into host cells, and how antibodies can be developed to neutralize that process. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - July 26, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Features grad student Jason McLellan research RSV student profile Zika virus Source Type: news

The life and death struggle against cholera in Yemen
Cholera continues to spread in Yemen, causing more than 390 000 suspected cases of the disease and more than 1800 deaths since 27 April. WHO and its partners are responding to the cholera outbreak in Yemen, working closely with UNICEF, local health authorities and others to treat the sick and stop the spread of the disease. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, African Region [region], Guinea [country], Photo gallery [doctype] Source Type: news

What Can the Ebola Response Teach Us for Future Health Outbreaks in Cities?
Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action. 07/06/2017 This 49-minute webinar discusses what the Ebola response can teach humanitarians about future health outbreaks in cities. It considers if quarantine is ethical; how humanitarian organizations can engage with multiple communities at once; and what should be done when there are high levels of population movement in a public health crisis like Ebola. It discusses the main challenges and lessons with people who were working in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia during and after the crisis. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: R...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news