The 2018 World Influenza Conference will be hosted by the Chinese Association of Preventive Medicine (CPMA), China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), and the Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI). The conference is organized in collaboration with the European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI), the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) and the International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases (isirv).
On average, in one corner of the world or another, a new infectious disease has emerged every year for the past 30 years: Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), Nipah virus, Hendra, and many more.
Much has been learned about the links between the degree of preparedness and the effectiveness of response to a breakout of infectious diseases. Being prepared involves vital elements ranging from laboratory surveillance to communication about the risks.
For nine nations adjoining the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) has assessed that the threat of a dangerous Ebola spread is high at the regional level.
The new tool spotlights gaps in preparedness, and actions that countries and organizations can take to close them.
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.
On average, in one corner of the world or another, a new infectious disease has emerged every year for the past 30 years.
The urgent need for guidance and the paucity of structured scientific data on emerging diseases hinder the formulation of evidence-informed recommendations using standard methods and procedures.
At the conclusion of the exercise, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security presented six strategic policy goals needing commitment from the United States to prevent or reduce the worst possible outcomes in future pandemics.