Category Archives: Global Health Security 2019

Global Health Security 2019: Panel highlights communities’ value in global health security

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SYDNEY – Greater meaningful engagement with communities confronting disease threats should be prioritized in efforts to strengthen global health security moving forward, leaders said here on Thursday. Communities and their cultural practices and traditions should no longer be viewed as obstacles getting in the way of implementing activities related to preventing, detecting and responding to […]

Global Health Security 2019: Pharmacists play key role in reducing antimicrobial resistance in countries with limited health resources

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SYDNEY – Cold, flu, sore throat, even headaches and body aches were all conditions that pharmacology students in Sri Lanka, questioned in a recent study, said could be treated with antibiotics. These answers were among a series highlighting wide gaps in critical knowledge necessary to protect infection-fighting drugs, discovered among future pharmacists in the South […]

Global Health Security 2019: Preparation for outbreaks and for climate change impacts overlap in Pacific Islands

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SYDNEY – How do you ensure health security for a population scattered over 15 islands dispersed over 690,000 square miles of Pacific Ocean? Partnership, collaboration and coordination, Dr. Josephine Herman, Secretary of Health of the Cook Islands said here on Wednesday. Herman is tasked with keeping the small island nation safe from pandemic influenza, outbreaks […]

Global Health Security 2019: Unmet needs increase worldwide threat of drug-resistant TB

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SYDNEY – When Merinda Sebayang was undergoing treatment for multidrug-resistant TB in Indonesia – a nation with the third highest tuberculosis burden in the world after India and China – she would wonder about the tens of thousands of people living in poverty who couldn’t afford enough food for TB treatment to work, she said […]

Global Health Security 2019: Committee’s failure to declare Ebola emergency undermines WHO’s legitimacy, experts say

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SYDNEY – The decision by a World Health Organization-convened emergency committee Friday not to recognize the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  a Public Health Emergency of International Concern — a PHEIC —  may contribute to an erosion of the multilateral agency’s legitimacy and authority over the long term, experts said […]