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Kenya:First Batch of Cuban Doctors to Arrive July
[Nation] The first batch of Cuban doctors is expected in the country in July to help tackle the malaria pandemic, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday, brushing aside rising opposition from local medics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya to Receive First Batch of Cuban Doctors in July
[East African] Kenya is expecting the first batch of Cuban doctors in July to help tackle the malaria pandemic, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday, brushing aside rising opposition from local medics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Public Health Preparedness for Health Centers: Navigating the Preparedness Landscape
National Health Care for the Homeless Council. 03/08/2018 This 58-minute webinar provides an overview of the value in leveraging health centers in emergencies, discusses preliminary lessons learned from implementation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services emergency preparedness rule, and highlights opportunities for additional training. It discusses the importance of preparedness for community-based health center organizations and clinics, which can be a resource for patients during a pandemic or outbreak and provide support to the mainstream healthcare system. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mother (of all Pandemics) and Her Naughty Children: 100 Years of Behaving Badly
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases [National Institutes of Health]. 04/10/2018 This one-hour, two-minute lecture discusses the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and what scientists still can learn from it. The speaker describes how research on 1918 flu virus and the pandemic it caused is informing current efforts to understand how and why new flu viruses with pandemic potential emerge. He also discusses investigations aimed at developing new and better flu vaccines, a major focus of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases research going into the second century of the 1918 pandemic era. (Video or Mu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

EMS Physicians Gather on Capitol Hill to Address Critical Drug Shortages Affecting Patient Care
WASHINGTON, DC (April 16, 2018) – Members of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) gathered in Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for issues affecting quality out-of-hospital emergency medical care, including ongoing drug shortages affecting EMS providers. Medical facilities across the country are currently experiencing shortages in powerful, injectable painkillers as well as other essential emergency medications needed by patients undergoing surgery, fighting cancer or suffering traumatic injuries. The shortage is due largely to manufacturing setbacks. “Drug shortages impede our nation&rsqu...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: National Association of EMS Physicians Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

EMS Physicians Gather on Capitol Hill to Address Critical Drug Shortages Affecting Patient Care
WASHINGTON, DC (April 16, 2018) – Members of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) gathered in Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for issues affecting quality out-of-hospital emergency medical care, including ongoing drug shortages affecting EMS providers. Medical facilities across the country are currently experiencing shortages in powerful, injectable painkillers as well as other essential emergency medications needed by patients undergoing surgery, fighting cancer or suffering traumatic injuries. The shortage is due largely to manufacturing setbacks. “Drug shortages impede our nation&rsqu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: National Association of EMS Physicians Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Campus Resilience Program Resource Library
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 03/30/2018 This library collection aims to provide members of the academic community with access to resources, strategies, guidelines, and templates to address a variety of different vulnerabilities and risks. Topics include epidemic/pandemic, explosives attack, hazardous materials release, natural disasters, and radiological attack. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

1918 Pandemic Flu Symposium Registration
May 7, 2018; Atlanta, GA or via webcast. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Postmarketing Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Products and Dietary Supplements During an Influenza Pandemic
Drug Safety (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue with Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 09/2017 This Web page provides information about a multilateral dialogue among biosecurity experts from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States to promote engagement that helps improve national and regional response to natural, accidental, and deliberate biological events. Dialogue countries will consider Southeast Asia's increasingly complex biosecurity risk landscape, including natural outbreaks of emerging and potential pandemic pathogens, porous borders and highly mobile populations, and rising terrorism threats, as they explore how they can work together to stren...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The Mother (of all Pandemics) and Her Naughty Children: 100 Years of Behaving Badly
April 10, 2018 3:00pm ET. Webinar will provide an overview of the 1918 flu epidemic. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity Linked to Increased Cancer Frequency in Young Adults Obesity Linked to Increased Cancer Frequency in Young Adults
The'obesity pandemic'that is occurring worldwide may be contributing to an increase in the frequency of cancer in adults younger than age 50.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Ways to step up the fight against global antimicrobial resistance | Letters
Decision-makers must acknowledge the pivotal role that water, sanitation and hygiene play in preventing infection, writes WaterAid ’sMargaret Batty. MeanwhileMatt Ball of the The Good Food Institute says moving to plant-based and clean meat is the best thing we can do to avoid pandemics of antibiotic-resistant superbugsWith drug-resistant infections now causing the deaths of half a million people a year, access to clean water and decent sanitation has never been more vital in the race to prevent a global antimicrobial resistance catastrophe. As Dame Sally Davies poignantly highlighted in your report (Experts issue ne...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Health Water The meat industry Agriculture Science Biology World news India South and Central Asia Nigeria Africa Indonesia Asia Pacific Brazil Americas Society Food Farming Environment Access to water & drink L Source Type: news

Influenza Risk Assessment Tool for Prepandemic Preparedness Influenza Risk Assessment Tool for Prepandemic Preparedness
An influenza risk assessment tool developed by the CDC could have important implications for pre-pandemic preparedness.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Shifts in disease dynamics in a tropical amphibian assemblage are not due to pathogen attenuation
Infectious diseases rarely end in extinction. Yet the mechanisms that explain how epidemics subside are difficult to pinpoint. We investigated host-pathogen interactions after the emergence of a lethal fungal pathogen in a tropical amphibian assemblage. Some amphibian host species are recovering, but the pathogen is still present and is as pathogenic today as it was almost a decade ago. In addition, some species have defenses that are more effective now than they were before the epidemic. These results suggest that host recoveries are not caused by pathogen attenuation and may be due to shifts in host responses. Our findin...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Voyles, J., Woodhams, D. C., Saenz, V., Byrne, A. Q., Perez, R., Rios-Sotelo, G., Ryan, M. J., Bletz, M. C., Sobell, F. A., McLetchie, S., Reinert, L., Rosenblum, E. B., Rollins-Smith, L. A., Ibanez, R., Ray, J. M., Griffith, E. J., Ross, H., Richards-Zaw Tags: Ecology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

BREAKING: YouTube bans pandemic preparedness video that teaches people how to survive a deadly outbreak
(Natural News) The latest censorship insult from YouTube has just arrived: YouTube has just issued a strike and banned a Natural News video entitled, “Pandemic Preparedness FREE Online How To Course Episode 12.” The video, which you can see at this link (or watch below), teaches people how to survive a pandemic outbreak when antibiotics... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preparing For Pandemics: Technology for Real-Time Response
Georgetown University. 03/16/2018 This one-hour, four-minute presentation discusses a recently completed project that combined two Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL)-developed technologies for achieving real-time situational awareness during pandemic events. It discusses how the project simulated a pandemic flu event for the National Capital Region, and modeled the overall effect on public health and medical assets. (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 - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Continuity Guidance Circular
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 02/2018 This 49-page document guides whole community efforts to develop and maintain the capability to ensure continuity of operations, continuity of government, and enduring constitutional government during an emergency that disrupts normal operations. It outlines whole community continuity roles, responsibilities, and coordinating structures; and describes the process for building and maintaining capabilities to ensure the performance of essential functions and delivery of critical services. It includes discussion of the need for developing pandemic o...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

FT Health: Time for action on tuberculosis
Drug prices, gaming a pandemic, fighting stroke with hip hop (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Next flu pandemic could kill 886,000 people in the UK says BBC show
UK Government officials have previously warned an outbreak of a mutated influenza strain is on the horizon and poses a bigger threat to humanity than terrorism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UAB approved to test avian flu vaccines
UAB ’s School of Medicine’s Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic has been selected as a national trial site to test a new avian flu vaccine. The clinic is one of four national trial sites to test a candidate for the H7N9, a strain of the avian influenza.  The trial is sponsored by the National Instit ute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, part of the National Institutes of Health, with the purpose of having an effective vaccine ready for any future H7N9 pandemic. “We are excited for the opportunity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Virus risk on planes is lower than you might think, study says
Unless, that is, you ’re directly next to an infected person, or a steward is contagiousFlyers who live in fear of catching bugs on every flight, take heart: the risk of picking up respiratory infections while cruising at 35,000 feet may be slimmer than you think.Scientists used a computer model to crunch information on how people moved around aircraft on flights lasting three-and-a-half to five hours. They found that passengers sitting one row in front, or one row behind, a person with flu had an 80% risk of catching the bug.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Health Flu Flu pandemic Air transport World news Source Type: news

Obesity and health problems: New research on a safeguard mechanism
(University of Montreal) Obesity and its negative impacts on health -- including metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular complications -- are a global pandemic. Researchers at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Montreal shed light on a safeguard mechanism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three Reasons Not to Use Normal Saline or Crystalloids in Trauma
You're responding to a gunshot wound. When you arrive, you find a young man has been shot in the chest, and has significant hemorrhage. As you load him into the ambulance, your partner tells you he is spiking a 1-liter bag of 0.9% sodium chloride, also known as normal saline (NS).  You're curious, because the patient is hemorrhaging blood, not salt water, and ask why you’re not prepping blood products instead. Your partner responds, “Because it’s something we can give him now, and it helps with circulation.” But, does it actually help? This review provides historical information and research wi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brandon M. Carius, MPAS, PA-C Tags: Trauma Patient Care Source Type: news

Protecting People and Animals from Disease Threats
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 03/2018 This 32-page report details how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to protect people and animals from high-impact diseases. Their two key programs - Global Health Security Agenda and Emerging Pandemic Threats - are building animal health capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to disease threats in over 30 countries. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

WHO Adds'Disease X' to List of Potential Pandemic Killers WHO Adds'Disease X' to List of Potential Pandemic Killers
A serious worldwide threat could erupt from an as-yet-unknown pathogen, the WHO warns. Prioritizing'X'on the annual blueprint is meant to encourage more crosscutting research and development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

World health chief stokes the panic fires by warning that a catastrophic global pandemic is imminent... humanity WIPEOUT foreshadowed?
(Natural News) Dr. Tedros Adhanom, director-general for the World Health Organization (WHO), has said that the next outbreak that will hit us will be a “terrible” one, causing huge amounts of death all over the world. Fears of a pandemic have been hovering lately after the worst flu outbreak in recent years devastated Australia, France, the United... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I believe a killer flu pandemic is just beyond the corner  
Jonathan Quick is a medical doctor one of the world's top health professionals. An instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, here he explains why the flu could be a disaster. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US healthcare system needs coordinated response to potential pediatric pandemics
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have identified gaps in the United States healthcare system that make it inadequately prepared for the surge in pediatric patients that could result from an infectious disease pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

National Security Strategy of the United States of America
White House. 12/2017 This 68-page National Security Strategy is an update (December 2017) of the February 2015 strategy. It focuses on four pillars of national interest, including one to protect the American people, the homeland, and the American way of life. This chapter has topics that include Defend Against Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), and Combat Biothreats and Pandemics. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NIAID unveils strategic plan for developing a universal influenza vaccine
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Developing a universal influenza vaccine -- a vaccine that can provide durable protection for all age groups against multiple strains, including those that might cause a pandemic -- is a priority for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Writing in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, NIAID officials detail the Institute's new strategic plan for addressing the research areas essential to creating a safe and effective universal influenza vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Here ’ s what you should know about the flu season this year
This post has been updated. This year's flu season is turning out to be so intense that the number of people seeking care at doctors' offices and emergency rooms is almost as high as levels reported during the peak of the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic, federal officials have said. It has already caused the most hospitalizations […]Related:Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza seasonCDC seeks new labs for bioterror pathogens to replace aging facilityCDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratom (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza season
Flu activity is on the decrease for the first time in this fierce flu season, suggesting that the worst may be over, according to a federal health report released Friday. But the intensity of illness caused by the respiratory virus, the worst  since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, continues to take its toll. Another […]Related:CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get it (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Nasal Flu Vaccine Is Set to Come Back Next Year. Here ’s What to Know About It
After a two-year hiatus, the nasal flu vaccine is set to return to doctors’ offices next year. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 12 to 2 on Wednesday to return the nasal spray to the CDC’s list of recommended vaccines for the 2018-2019 flu season. Pending final approval from the CDC director, the vote would greenlight the spray for widespread use and compel insurance companies to cover it. The committee stopped short of explicitly recommending the nasal spray, however, and will instead let providers and patients decide if they’ll use it instead of traditional flu shots. There ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

PrepTalks: The Next Pandemic - Lessons from History
January 2018 PREPTalk " The Next Pandemic: Lessons From History, " offers lessons learned from the 1918 and 2009 influenza pandemics. Speaker provides guidance on what emergency managers can do to work with public health and elected officials to implement measures that can save lives. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prep Talks: The Next Pandemic; Lessons from History
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 02/20/2018 This 19-minute presentation offers lessons learned from the 1918 and 2009 influenza pandemics. It provides guidance on what emergency managers can do to work with public health and elected officials to implement measures that can save lives and, as importantly, avoid ineffective measures that can lose community trust. It details how responding to an influenza pandemic will require coordination and communication with the whole community. (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 - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Severity Assessment (PISA)
Course introduces the concept of influenza severity assessment and covers its required steps, from choosing data to using, reporting and communicating severity estimates. The Pandemic Influenza Severity Assessment (PISA) tool is a framework for using existing influenza surveillance data to determine a qualitative judgment on the severity of a current influenza epidemic or pandemic in comparison to past epidemics and pandemics. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Next Pandemic: Lessons from History
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 02/20/2018 This 19-minute presentation offers lessons learned from the 1918 and 2009 influenza pandemics. It provides guidance on what emergency managers can do to work with public health and elected officials to implement measures that can save lives and, as importantly, avoid ineffective measures that can lose community trust. It details how responding to an influenza pandemic will require coordination and communication with the whole community. (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 - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

OpenWHO
is WHO's interactive, web-based platform that offers online courses to people preparing to work in epidemics, pandemics and health emergencies or already doing so. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New VaxArray potency test kit for pandemic flu vaccines
(InDevR, Inc.) InDevR has expanded its VaxArray ® product portfolio with a new reagent kit to address the 'need for speed' in combating flu viruses with pandemic potential. The VaxArray Influenza Pandemic Hemagglutinin potency test kit is now available for flu vaccines containing H5, H7, and H9 flu subtypes, which includes new H7 vaccines against the deadly avian H7N9 virus. This new potency assay enables rapid determination of immunogenic hemagglutinin in low-dose and adjuvanted flu vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Severity Assessment (PISA)
World Health Organization. 05/30/2017 This course introduces the concept of pandemic influenza severity assessment and covers its required steps, from choosing data to using, reporting, and communicating severity estimates. It describes why assessing influenza severity is important; when and how to assess influenza severity; how to communicate severity assessment findings; and how to contribute to a global influenza severity assessment. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The 2018 Flu Season Might Finally Be Leveling Off
(NEW YORK) — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That’s no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is among the highest in a decade. But it’s no worse than last week, and flu activity had been increasing each week since November. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said the number of states reporting heavy flu patient traffic also held steady at 43. “I thought I was going to die,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe, Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

World Health chiefs draw up list of 10 viruses
The World Health Organization has released its annual list of lethal pathogens that research should be fast-tracked for. It comes amid mounting fears of a global pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Health Organization: 142nd Session of the Executive Board
World Health Organization. 02/2018 This Web page provides information, materials, and videos from the 142nd session of the World Health Organization Executive Board, held on January 22-27, 2018. It provides links to the agenda, and to documentation that includes reports on Public Health Preparedness and Response; Health, Environment and Climate Change; and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework for the Sharing of Influenza Viruses and Access to Vaccines and Other Benefits. (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 - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

World chief warns world is 'unprepared' for a pandemic
Dr Tedros Adhanom, director general of the WHO, claims the next outbreak will take a 'terrible toll' on human life. He made the claim at the World Government Summit in Dubai. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill and Melinda Gates: Trump ’s Proposed Cuts to Foreign Aid Will Lead to More Deaths
Bill and Melinda Gates used their 10th annual letter to answer tough questions about their work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — and to defend funding for health work and international aid, just a day after President Donald Trump’s budget proposed slashing resources to these areas. The Gates Foundation donates billions of dollars to health and humanitarian causes including vaccine delivery, child and maternal health as well as infectious disease prevention. “These efforts save lives,” Bill Gates wrote in the letter, which was published Tuesday. “They also create U.S. jobs. And they m...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime philanthropy Source Type: news

She thought the weird sensation was a stray eyelash. It was eye worms.
Abby Beckley thought her left eye was irritated because of a stray eyelash. She rubbed her eye, flushed it with water, but when the discomfort remained, she peered into the mirror. She thought she saw a piece of clear fuzz. She pinched it with her fingers and pulled it out. It was a worm. About […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis flu season has now reached pandemic levels (but it’s not technically a pandemic)Robin Williams’s suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copycat’ deaths (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An American says she fell asleep with a headache — and woke up with a British accent
Michelle Myers's accent is global, but she has never left the country. The Arizona woman says she has gone to bed with extreme headaches in the past and woke up speaking with what sounds like a foreign accent. At various points, Australian and Irish accents have inexplicably flowed from her mouth for about two weeks, […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis flu season has now reached pandemic levels (but it’s not technically a pandemic)She survived her first bout with the flu — but not the second (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:World Must Act Faster to Prevent Pandemic Diseases - UN Risk Chief
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kuala Lumpur -Dangers posed by pandemics are "out of sight, out of mind", says U.N. risk chief (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can we create a pandemic-free world?
12 February 2018 – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's speech at World Government Summit, Dubai (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], health policy [subject], national health programmes, policy [subject] Source Type: news