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New Resources to Help Improve Health Care Coalition Preparedness
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 09/14/2017 This one-hour webinar provides an overview of health care coalition (HCC) tools and templates, and select HCC resource pages and Topic Collections from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange). Topics include HCC Plans, HCC Preparedness Plan Template, HCC Response Plan Template, HCC Pandemic Checklist, HCC Surge Test Tool Training Video, Hospital Disaster Pharmacy Calculator, HCC Resource and Gap Analysis Tool, and HCC Resource and Gap Analysis Aggregator. (Video or Mult...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Malawi: Police Officers Encouraged to Go for HIV Test
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police officers in the Eastern Region District of Balaka have been encouraged to go for HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) to know their status as one way of combating the deadly Aids pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson announces collaboration with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fight influenza
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) announced that Janssen Research & Development LLC (Janssen) are collaborating with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to develop a comprehensive portfolio of therapeutics and vaccines to protect communities in the event of an influenza pandemic and other infectious disease threats. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Johnson & Business and Industry Source Type: news

Emergency Response and Recovery: Pandemic, Infectious Diseases, and Biological Hazards
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 08/28/2017 This Web page provides information and links about emergency response to pandemics and infectious diseases, specifically the 2016 Zika virus outbreak, and the 2009 H1N1 outbreak. It provides information about new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid funding to health departments in American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Florida to help combat the Zika virus. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Fight Influenza
Janssen and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) join forces to accelerate new therapies and vaccines to protect communities against the threat of a pandemic (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Apple-shaped women at risk of a deadlier breast cancer
Experts stressed the findings, made by researchers at Shadong University, China, and published in The Oncologist, were important as breast cancer is becoming a 'pandemic'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When the Military Does Battle With Nature
Although we just watched two enormous hurricanes rip through Texas and Florida, it is worth remembering that Mother Nature can easily surpass the biggest conventional weapons in our arsenal, unleashing destruction over vast areas. Fortunately, we have a force capable of responding to such disasters in the U.S. military. As I often said when I led disaster-relief efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean, “We are very good at launching missiles, but we can launch angels as well.” In terms of Hurricane Harvey, many of the immediate responders by land were from the Texas National Guard and by sea from the Navy an...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Stavridis Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma Military U.S. military Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. How squid ink could make going to the dentist painless Squid ink could be used as a new imaging method at the dentist to check for gum disease, according to new research from the University of California at San Diego. Combining...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Aethlon Medical wins FDA EAP designation for Hemopurifier
Aethlon Medical (NSDQ:AEMD) said today it received an Expedited Access Pathway designation for its Aethlon Hemopurifier designed for treating life-threatening viruses. The San Diego-based company said its Hemopurifier has been validated to capture a “broad spectrum of viruses that are highly glycosylated”, which includes lethal strains of pandemic influenza, mosquito-borne viruses and hemorrhagic viruses with no currently approved treatment. “We are honored to have our Hemopurifier designated to the Expedited Access Pathway and additionally are pleased that FDA has also allowed our proposed &ldq...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Aethlon Medical Inc. Source Type: news

H7N9 Avian Flu Continues to Spread, Worsen in China H7N9 Avian Flu Continues to Spread, Worsen in China
Asian avian influenza A has spread widely in China, and the latest outbreak gave rise to more resistant and pathogenic strains, increasing the risk for a pandemic, experts said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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

Public Health Information Technology: HHS (Health and Human Services) Has Made Little Progress Toward Implementing Enhanced Situational Awareness Network Capabilities
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 09/06/2017 This 44-page report addresses what progress the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made toward establishing a near real-time electronic nationwide public health situational awareness capability through an interoperable network of systems. It analyzed documents describing HHS's plan for enhancing public health situational awareness; evaluated evidence of actions taken by HHS to establish the network required by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (PAHPRA); and examined the department's IT planning and management processes and ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Head injuries in young children: the forgotten pandemic (Safety-2016 abstract #258) - As ABV, Schulman D, Mtambeka P, Mavengere C, Numanoglu A.
BACKGROUND Head injuries represent the most common and most serious injury occurring in childhood. We analysed the profile of childhood head injury patients treated in a Paediatric Trauma Unit over a 25 years period. METHODS A retrospective record-ba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Last winter ’s flu vaccination ineffective for over 65s
Flu nasal spray worked well for children Related items fromOnMedica Antenatal flu drugs not linked to newborn risks 75% target for NHS staff to get flu jab next winter Reduced seasonal flu jab doses are safe and effective, suggests study NICE urges wider uptake of flu vaccination Vaccines do work for pandemic flu (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Once Decimated by AIDS, Zimbabwe ’s Khoisan Tribe Embraces Treatment
Members of Zimbabwe’s Khoisan tribe perform a traditional dance during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign conducted by Tsoro-O-Tso San, a development trust that aids the tribe. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy Jeffrey MoyoTSHOLOTSHO, Zimbabwe, Aug 31 2017 (IPS)Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo gives a broad smile while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home clutching containers of anti-retroviral pills.The first Bantu people to dwell in present-day Zimbabwe, the Khoisan, also known as the Bushmen or Basagwa, populate remote areas of southern Africa, particularly Angola, Botswana, Namib...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs ARV treatment HIV/AIDS Khoisan tribe Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Hurricane Harvey Resources from HHS
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has resources to help affected communities respond and recover. The kinds of information you will find include safe use of drugs after a natural disaster, food and water safety, staying safe after the storm, reentering and cleaning your home, medical facilities and shelters, and resources for helping children and adults cope with anxiety, worry, and anger. ASPR was created under the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act in the wake of Katrina to lead the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public ...
Source: MCR News - August 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

IntraHealth Improves Health Care in 37 Countries, Reaches 221,000 Health Workers in 2016
August 30, 2017 Chapel Hill, NCIn a step toward making high-quality health care available to more people around the world, 221,226 health workers in 37 countries gained training or other support throughIntraHealth International’s programs in 2016. These health workers are now improving the quality of health care in their communities and making services available to more people, including in the hardest-to-reach areas. See the full results atwww.intrahealth.org/AnnualReport2016.The World Health Organization projects a shortage of 18 million health workers by 2030, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. Without ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Malawi: Pastors Ask for Registration of Churches
[Malawi News Agency] In the wake of the HIV and AIDS pandemic, Pastors Fraternal in Ntchisi Thursday asked the district council to consider registering churches to bring sanity in their operations, claiming other emerging churches were fueling death of people living with the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: US Govt Awards $150 000 in Grants
[Lesotho Times] THE United States (US) Embassy this week came to the aid of community-based organisations from seven of the country's 10 districts, awarding them grants totaling M2 million to bolster their fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Officials Worry A Deadly Avian Flu In China Could Be Next Pandemic
The virus could mutate and spread. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials Worry A Deadly Avian Flu In China Could Be Next Pandemic
The virus could mutate and spread. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Officials Worry A Deadly Avian Flu In China Could Be Next Pandemic
The virus could mutate and spread. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials Worry A Deadly Avian Flu In China Could Be Next Pandemic
The virus could mutate and spread. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: ARV Shortage: a Stitch in Time Saves Nine
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is among sub-Saharan African countries working tirelessly to meet the United Nations' 90-90-90 ambitious target to help end the HIV and Aids pandemic by 90 percent in 2020. On Monday, Zimbabweans woke up to news that seropositive people who are taking Abacavir -- a second line ARV drug -- are being given a week's supply of the drug instead of the traditional three months because of dwindled stocks. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Care Coalition Influenza Pandemic Checklist
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 08/15/2017 This 35-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) is intended to assist health care coalitions and their partners in assessing their preparedness for an influenza pandemic. It may also be used to orient the response as a pandemic begins. It starts with coalition-level activities that integrate information and issues from all disciplines, and provides the framework for integrated response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika pandemic study shows health authorities can improve communication and monitoring
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who studied health monitoring and communication during the recent Zika pandemic have proposed ways for health authorities to better contain future pandemics. Steps such as improving the readability of public health messages and announcing early can help authorities better contain pandemics, improve infection control and reduce public anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Aids-Free-Holidays - Peer Educators Sensitise Inhabitants
[Cameroon Tribune] Some 566 inhabitants in the Yaounde IV Subdivision have been schooled on the HIV pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Report Discloses Kenya's Disease Preparedness
[Nation] Kenya is not prepared to handle a pandemic, a World Bank report has revealed, citing failure to take the necessary steps to withstand an attack as the key reason. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Restrictions imposed on Hep B vaccine
Global shortages have led to 'acute impact' on UK reserves Related items fromOnMedica High-dose influenza vaccine for nursing home residents reduces hospitalisations Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Gay and bisexual men urged to have hepatitis A vaccine World ’s first malaria vaccine to be piloted Vaccines do work for pandemic flu (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Evaluating a Decade of Australia's Efforts to Combat Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases in Asia and the Pacific 2006-2015: Are Health Systems Stronger?
Australian Government. 08/04/2017 This 140-page evaluation identifies lessons from past assistance to inform decision making about future Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade investments and policy engagement on regional health security. The evaluation drew on the World Health Organization's framework of the health system building blocks to structure data collection and analysis. The evaluation examines the implementation characteristics and effectiveness of Australia's work to strengthen the human and animal health systems involved in the emerging infectious disease response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide...
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

Innovative Approaches to Management of Mass Casualty Incidents
New approaches to mass casualty care Emergency responders are trained to recognize disasters, though some are easier to identify than others. Regardless of the cause and scope, medical providers of all types feel the impact when resources are overwhelmed. This threshold will differ for various agencies and regions, but responders can usually predict when their capabilities will be taxed. Mass or multiple casualty incidents (MCIs) are among the more common disasters that emergency services will manage. These events are typically related to trauma or hazardous materials, which have an acute onset and relatively short respons...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David French, MD Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care Source Type: news

Global Health: Only Six Nations Have Evaluated Readiness for Global Pandemic
A World Bank-sponsored study found that wealth countries Finland, Saudi Arabia and the United States and poor nations Eritrea, Pakistan and Tanzania had gone through assessments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Third World and Developing Countries World Bank 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

Stockpiling Ventilators for Influenza Pandemics Stockpiling Ventilators for Influenza Pandemics
What is the optimal amount of mechanical ventilators that should be stockpiled to effectively prepare for influenza pandemics?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 31, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Advancing Health Security: Resilience and Pandemic Futures in the Era of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
Next Generation Global Health Security Network. 07/21/2017 This 47-minute webinar describes the health security futures and trends in the decade leading to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It discusses the gaps and differences between the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and the SDGs, critical inter-dependencies between the GHSA and the SDGs, pandemic futures, and the need for global health programs to address the complex nature of pandemics. (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 - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New study finds 'overfat pandemic' in the United States
As many as 90 percent of U.S. men and 50 percent of children are 'overfat,' according to new research. BMI measurements are misleading, scientists say. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Strategic Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue Among Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States with Participating Observers from Thailand and Philippines
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 07/24/2017 This 32-page document is the report of a meeting held on April 3-5, 2017, as part of an ongoing multilateral dialogue to promote engagement that helps improve national and regional response to natural, accidental, and deliberate biological events. It discussed biosecurity issues in the Southeast Asia region, which are dynamic and challenging due to natural outbreaks of emerging and potential pandemic pathogens, porous borders and highly mobile populations, rising terrorism threats, and a rapidly growing biotechnology industry. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
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

How to survive a pandemic when the pharmacies have all been looted and prescription antibiotics are wiped out
(Natural News) A recent undercover investigation conducted by BBC found that several McDonalds, Burger Kings and KFC restaurants in the United Kingdom were serving their customers ice that contained fecal bacteria. The investigation revealed that the coliform bacteria, which can be found in both human and animal feces, was present in thirty percent of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural antibiotic remedies for surviving pandemics revealed in upcoming talks with immune system experts
(Natural News) Learn about the best natural strategies to revive your immune system and neutralize the threat of superbugs, pandemics, viruses and chronic diseases, including autoimmune disorders, heart disease and dementia. Join Natural News for one of the largest and most important summits of the year to protect your health. In just a few days, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maximizing MCM (Medical Countermeasures) Shelf Life and Mitigating Public Health Concerns
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Division of the Strategic National Stockpile. 10/13/2016 This webinar helps participants better understand the importance of shelf life and its impact on medical countermeasure (MCM) preparedness planning capabilities. It discusses understanding the importance of MCM shelf life; describes the practices involved in determining MCM shelf life/expiration, and storage conditions; and describes the Food and Drug Administration's new authorities to extend shelf life under the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (P...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

White House developing comprehensive biosecurity strategy: official
ASPEN, Colorado (Reuters) - The Trump administration is developing the first comprehensive strategy to defend the United States against disease pandemics and biological attacks by terrorists, the top White House homeland security official said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Learn how to survive superbug infections, pandemics and prevent disease in the "Immune Defense Summit" beginning in just a few days
(Natural News) The upcoming Immune Defense Summit is about to go live (in just five days), and I’m one of the featured speakers offering lifesaving information about preventing cancer, surviving deadly infections, treating superbugs with natural antibiotics and even making it through a pandemic. You can’t trust “official” sources on any of these topics, of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IntraHealth International to Lead $4.9 Million Health Workforce Strengthening Effort in Mali
Photograph by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth InternationalJuly 17, 2017Through a new $4.9 million, three-year award from the US Agency for International Development,IntraHealth International will partner with the government of Mali to strengthen its health workforce, scale up progress in maternal and child survival, and protect its citizens from emerging health threats such as Ebola and pandemic influenza.Mali has significantly reduced itsmaternal,newborn, andunder-five mortality rates in the last twenty years. But despite these efforts, the country continues to have some of the highest rates of preventable maternal and chil...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Zika vaccine pharma companies now pushing to have PREGNANT women injected with the experimental vaccine
(Natural News) With the summer fully underway, mosquitoes are more active. Hence, stories about a Zika pandemic popping up again. Just like Dengue and Malaria, the Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness. Spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is typically found close to standing water, the Zika virus causes mild flu-like symptoms including headaches,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mapping EARL (Ethical, Administrative, Regulatory and Logistical) Barriers and Solutions for Pandemic-Relevant Clinical Studies in Europe
Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness. 06/2017 This 18-minute webinar describes the Platform for European Preparedness Against Re-Emerging Epidemics (PREPARE)'s work program in which it used social and behavioral sciences to assess ethical, administrative, regulatory, and logistic (EARL) barriers to the rapid implementation of pandemic-relevant clinical research in Europe. The team worked alongside PREPARE clinical studies to identify where delays arose in inter-pandemic periods and to anticipate challenges and solutions for studies responding in outbreak mode. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Health Profile for England: Chapter 7: Current and Emerging Health Protection Issues
United Kingdom Department of Health. 07/13/2017 This chapter of the Health Profile for England details health protection issues that include the prevention and control of infectious diseases, and environmental threats to the health of the population. It has nine sections: Main messages; Introduction; Climate change and extreme events; Outdoor air pollution; Emerging infectious diseases; Pandemic influenza; Antimicrobial resistance and bloodstream infections; Further information; and References. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

50-year-old flu virus model revamped, revealing pandemic prediction possibilities
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) The scientific textbook depiction of the flu virus is about to get a facelift, due to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine team's discovery that a model of the influenza genome architecture untouched since the 1970s isn't so perfect after all. The finding could give scientists the opportunity to better predict pandemics and find new ways to disrupt the flu virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Public Health Performance Strengthening at Districts: Rationale and Blueprint for Action
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This 31-page report documents the proceedings from a conference on November 21-25, 2016, to discuss strategies to help districts improve public health practice. Their conclusions are relevant to public health units serving global, national, and sub-national populations. The report includes a section on Recurrent Pandemic Health Crises, which notes the need to strengthen health systems, including those at the national (public health institute), provincial, and local levels. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The Threat To America That No One Is Talking About
Are we ready for the next pandemic? (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FT Health: Can financial innovation help prevent catastrophes?
Pandemic bonds, Flemming Ornskov, purls of wisdom (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news