The Disease Detectives

The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program was started during the Cold War to create a group of people who could be quickly deployed to halt outbreaks such as those from, for example, biological weapons. When a health department requests urgent help from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least one EIS officer and/or other subject-matter experts travel to the front line.

Law enforcement and public health: recognition and enhancement of joined-up solutions

Although the security sector is a key partner in many specific public health programs, its identity as an important part of the public health endeavor is rarely recognized, resulting in an inadequate approach to research and investigation of ways in which law enforcement can be effectively engaged to actively promote and protect public health.

Ten threats to global health in 2019

The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of drug-resistant pathogens, growing rates of obesity and physical inactivity to the  health impacts of environmental pollution and climate change and multiple humanitarian crises.

Big Cities Health Coalition Epidemiology Capacity Assessment, 2017

This report discusses the 2017 US Epidemiology Capacity Assessments four goals:

  1. Enumerate and describe the applied epidemiology workforce.
  2. Describe the skills of the applied epidemiology workforce.
  3. Describe the funding supporting the applied epidemiology workforce.
  4. Describe epidemiology capacity in targeted health departments .

How WHO’s Essential Diagnostics List Can Spur Innovation, Quality Assurance

Lack of access to diagnostic services, incorrect diagnosis and late diagnosis often leading to wrong treatment, serious health complications, higher health cost, and risk of spread of infectious diseases has prompted the World Health Organization to come out with a significant first ever Essential Diagnostics List.

ASTMH 67th Annual Meeting

The ASTMH Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, government, non-profits, philanthropy, NGOs, industry, military and private practice. The meeting is designed for researchers, professors, government and public health officials, military personnel, travel clinic physicians, practicing physicians in tropical medicine, students and all health care providers working in the fields of tropical medicine, hygiene and global health.