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.
The findings underscore the practical implications of mistrust and misinformation for outbreak control. These factors are associated with low compliance with messages of social and behavioural change and refusal to seek formal medical care or accept vaccines, which in turn increases the risk of spread of Ebola virus disease..
Less widely known is the shared secret among outbreak responders: Bad behavior among their own ranks can consume undue energy amid an already frightening scenario.