Publication Date: May 16, 2019Post Date: May 16, 2019
The Implementation Support Unit of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC ISU) organized a seminar on “Rapid International Response to Biological Incidents: Lessons for the BWC.” The seminar speakers discussed national, regional, and international rapid response mechanisms and capacities.
Tags: biological weaponsbiological incident responseemergency management
Publication Date: May 13, 2019Post Date: May 13, 2019
This report explores the lessons of an Ebola outbreak through the lens of the US and UN policymakers who were forced to construct an unprecedented response in real time.
Tags: Ebola outbreakbest practicecountermeasures
Publication Date: May 9, 2019Post Date: May 9, 2019
This publication summarizes two workshops held by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to examine lessons from influenza pandemics and other major outbreaks, understand the extent to which the lessons were learned, and discuss how the lessons could be applied further t
Tags: pandemic preparednesspandemic response
Publication Date: May 1, 2019Post Date: May 1, 2019
These guidelines have been produced to help the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement better manage the risks associated with weapon contamination resulting from conventional weapons and/or chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards.
Tags: incident responseemergency managementbiological weapons
Publication Date: April 30, 2019Post Date: April 30, 2019
This report presents the IACG’s response to the request from Member States in the 2016 political declaration and makes recommendations for urgent action for consideration by the Secretary-General, Member States and other stakeholders in the global response to antimicrobial resistance.
Tags: antimicrobial resistanceantibiotic resistanceantibiotic stewardship
Publication Date: April 29, 2019Post Date: April 29, 2019
This report outlines the process used to prioritize the top zoonotic diseases of concern for the US and discusses the key themes surrounding priority next steps to address these diseases using a 'One Health' approach.
Tags: One Health
Publication Date: April 23, 2019Post Date: April 22, 2019
This video presents a case study about caring for patients with Ebola virus disease at Nebraska Medical Center in 2014.
Tags: Ebolaclinical managementbest practice
Publication Date: April 11, 2019Post Date: April 11, 2019
If you are interested in finding out more about the culture of biosafety, biosecurity, and responsible conduct, this guide is for you. A U.S.