The 2001 anthrax attacks demonstrated the need for early public health countermeasures and mitigation capabilities.
The center will coordinate the efforts of Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sao Tomé and Principe and Chad to strengthen surveillance, emergency response, and prevention of infectious diseases.
This document seeks to assist policy-makers, health care providers, researchers, and others to prepare for outbreak situations by anticipating and preparing for the likely ethical issues.
Collecting continuous accurate routine program data must be fundamental for any future outbreaks.
Of the 37 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America put through the World Bank stress test of measures in place, most were graded with a red or yellow light.
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) asserts that US public health agencies involved in responding to the 2015-16 Zika outbreak used a reactive approach that had varied results.
The outbreak provides a test of reforms made to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency response capacity in recent years, and may also test the readiness of the entire United Nations system.
The Strategic Framework for Emergency Preparedness is a unifying framework which identifies the principles and elements of effective country health emergency preparedness. It adopts the major lessons of previous initiatives and lays out the planning and implementation process by which countries can determine their priorities and develop or strengthen their operational capacities.
Researchers used insights from the 2014 Ebola outbreak to develop the method which pinpoints critical pieces of missing information required to improve management decisions during an infectious disease outbreak.
This paper explores the urban dimensions of population mobility, with implications for disease response.