Caribbean Public Health Agency improves epidemic preparedness
The agency developed an innovative monitoring, early alert and response system to quickly identify emerging diseases. Read the story here...
Experts agree on statement of preparedness for public health emergencies
Global health experts attended the WHO High-level Conference for Public Health Emergencies, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban Areas in Lyon, France. A statement on preparedness (PDF) for public health emergencies was produced by the close of the meeting.
First-of-its kind PSA launches in India
India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority launched a new campaign to support the removal of trans fat from the food supply: “Heart Attack Rewind.”
“The Perfect Storm” for the next epidemic
Cyrus Shahpar spoke on the panel, “Challenges in Outbreaks and Steps to Keep the World Safe” at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting.
Tanzania prepares for Ebola
Tanzania has been gearing up to combat the Ebola virus, starting with its health care workers. Read the story on Prevent Epidemics.org.
From data to action
Our Prevent Epidemics team met with colleagues from the Global Health Advocacy Incubator to prototype the second phase of PreventEpidemics.org. The update is focused on moving from data to action.
Controlling Hypertension: A Pathfinder for Universal Health Coverage
LINKS hosted a live discussion on how hypertension care can pave the way for Universal Health Coverage
Fixed-dose combinations for hypertension
80 million people could have their blood pressure controlled if they switch to fixed-dose combination pills. Read more in this Lancet editorial, co-authored by our team members Dr. Tom Frieden and Dr. Marc Jaffe.