The United Kingdom’s Public Health Rapid Support Team, composed of data experts, microbiologists and other disease trackers, can mobilize infectious disease specialists around the globe within 48 hours of being called.
Established disease protocols including specific case definition, contact tracing, treatment and clinical management were closely followed during Kerala’s successful outbreak response.
The international community has long dealt with delivering humanitarian assistance in conflict situations, but not with infectious disease in a conflict zone.
Attacks on healthcare workers during cholera outbreaks have been frequent, with rumors that the treatment centers are spreading the disease.
This report outlines the US Government’s approach to strengthen global health security, including accelerating the capabilities of targeted countries to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks.
The Whitehouse has released a Global Health Security Strategy. The Strategy outlines actions the Administration will take to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate.
Scholars posit that constitutionally shaky infectious disease regulations must yield to better prevention programs.
A new report maintains there are gaps in pandemics related events readiness.
The US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) collaborates with JLABS to stimulate innovation and incubation of technologies that improve health security and response through companies focused on public health threats and emerging infectious diseases.
The Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies (B-LiFE) is designed to provide rapid identification of pathogens and to do so safely.