In the first minute, Event 201 exposed a huge gap in the world’s ability to respond to a fast-moving disease outbreak. Event 201 was a half-day pandemic simulation hosted by […]
As government officials and international organizations continue to discuss cross-border preparedness plans, community dialogue and engagement should be intentionally at the center of the plans to help people understand the risks to themselves and their community.
Originally published by Project Syndicate, April 3, 2019 A major report recently published by the medical journal The Lancet finds that a tuberculosis-free world is possible. While TB is not […]
Four years ago, a devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed more than 11,000 people and sparked worldwide fear of a global pandemic. Worldwide, leaders committed to prioritizing preparedness to ensure this […]
In 2018, the world’s vulnerabilities to infectious disease were felt acutely in places like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Nigeria, and Madagascar. Diseases like Ebola, Nipah, Lassa fever, […]
On July 24, 2018 the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo officially declared the country’s ninth outbreak of Ebola closed. Just days later, a 10th outbreak […]
Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston in what is being called the worst storm in US history, and Hurricane Irma battered the Caribbean and Florida immediately after. More than 1,200 people died […]
Originally published by STAT, August 4, 2017. When the Democratic Republic of Congo detected cases of Ebola in May, local officials moved swiftly and global resources were rushed to help […]