Analysis reveals commercial tests for Ebola are too hard to come by in the current outbreak.
The World Health Organization and the World Bank Group today convened the first meeting of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), a new body set up to monitor the world’s readiness to respond to outbreaks and other health emergencies.
While there are a multitude of new and improved efforts to strengthen global preparedness, there remains an overarching need to make sure residual weak spots are identified and that there is global public accountability.
As health officials, governments and global business leaders prepare for threats of global outbreaks, many are examining the ways that financial structures, supply chains, and information sharing can work together to prevent calamitous outcomes.
This report offers suggestions for ways governments and development partners can finance investments in country and regional preparedness and response capacities for pandemics.
The catastrophe bond will pay out depending on outbreak size, growth rate, and the number of countries affected.
This report analyzes and assesses the benefits and costs of controlling zoonotic diseases.
Currently, about 80 percent of aid money supports domestic health systems, while 20 percent supports areas such as pandemic preparedness or antimicrobial resistance.
The World Bank has taken a series of steps to become more actively engaged in pandemic preparedness and response.