Jeremy Farrar, a world expert on diseases, tells of the fight against the deadly virus that spread fear this decade – and how to prepare for the health battles to com
Emergency medical services personnel report lacking training or disaster exercises related to influenza pandemics, and a fair percentage are unwilling to work during a future event.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has little recourse if countries do not meet their obligations to protect global health. A bioweapons treaty might provide a fix.
The Global Health Security (GHS) Index fiound severe weaknesses in countries’ abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to significant disease outbreaks. The average overall Index score was slightly over 40 out of a possible 100.
The report summarizes the results of the first Global Healtth Security Index, including findings about the state of national health security capacity across each of the six GHS Index categories, as well as additional findings specific to functional areas of epidemic and pandemic preparedness.
This report analyzes high-level recommendations and data that emerged after recent public health events and provides an overview of country preparedness and global progress in developing national capacities for health emergency management.
This report examines and identifies the most urgent needs and actions required to accelerate preparedness for health emergencies, focusing on biological risks manifesting as epidemics and pandemics.
This report discusses the current state of preparedness for pandemics caused by “high-impact respiratory pathogens.' The report identifies priority actions for countries, international organizations, and other stakeholders.
Among the key lessons learned from the 2009 influenza pandemic was that it was not enough to tell countries a pandemic had started. Countries need real-time guidance on how severe it seemed to be.
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.