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Dec 06, 2018

Dec 06, 2018
Pregnant African woman

Guidance seeks to increase outbreak vaccines in pregnant women

"We have to make sure pregnant women are on the agenda, so they will never again be left unprotected."

Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017
Ebola response

US cities' Ebola lessons yield readiness checklist

Also, a new study estimates that safe burials may have saved 1,400 to 10,400 lives in West Africa's outbreak.

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
WHA Margaret Chan

WHA hears Chan's farewell, prepares to pick new WHO head

Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.

Apr 12, 2017

Apr 12, 2017
Ebola research

Report highlights Ebola research hurdles, recommends steps

The CEPI model could play a role, the experts say.

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016
WHO Ebola response

WHA OKs new WHO health emergencies program

The program is part of efforts to respond better to global health crises and signifies one of the biggest changes in WHO history.

Nov 19, 2015

Nov 19, 2015
David Nabarro, MD

Panel suggests separate WHO subgroup for outbreaks

Experts recommend a separate entity within the WHO to handle outbreaks and emergencies.

Oct 30, 2015

Oct 30, 2015
Ebola virus

Ebola 'Team B' model could serve more broadly, its members say

The group of 28 experts continues to offer Ebola vaccine guidance and says its concept could be used in other outbreaks.

Jul 31, 2015

Jul 31, 2015
David Nabarro, United Nations

WHO Ebola-related emergency response reforms advance

The WHO announces a unified program for health emergencies, vaccine support, and other reforms.

Apr 13, 2015

Apr 13, 2015
Africa map

US, African agreement formalizes creation of African CDC

Officials said the center is clearly needed, for Ebola and other disease threats.

Dec 18, 2014

Dec 18, 2014
USA map

Group gives US states middling marks on disease readiness

TFAH says many states have a mediocre level of infectious-disease preparedness.

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