Safeguarding against Ebola: Vaccines and therapeutics to be stockpiled for future outbreaks

There are challenges that must be overcome to ensure adequate preparedness for future Ebola outbreaks, including completing the remaining advanced development activities necessary for regulatory approval and subsequent stockpiling of medical countermeasures for use during a public health emergency.

Fighting microscopic threats through international collaboration: Health ministers use lessons learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic to strengthen pandemic preparedness and global health security

The Global Health Security Initiatives’ ministerial meeting focused on the need to have a common approach to evidence based, non-pharmaceutical interventions to slow the spread of influenza and on how best to communicate uncertainty and address public risk perception during a public health emergency.