Category Archives: Pandemic News

Preventing the Next Pandemic: A Conversation with the World Bank President – World Bank Group


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Preventing the Next Pandemic: A Conversation with the World Bank President
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Pandemics pose a serious recurrent threat to global health and economic security. By World Bank estimates, the annual global cost of a severe pandemic can reach as high as $570 billion (0.7% of global income.) Ebola and now Zika demonstrate the …
Somehow, the world’s governments can’t find more than $4 million for the WHO to fight ZikaQuartz
WHO: Pandemic preparations don’t go far enoughFierceHealthcare
TZOU-YIEN LIN: Taiwan a partner in global health securityWashington Times

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G7, We Can Prevent Pandemics – Huffington Post


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G7, We Can Prevent Pandemics
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Investing in pandemic response is vital to safeguard people in every nation. At the same time, preventing future infectious disease outbreaks – which will happen – from exploding into regional epidemics and global pandemics requires much greater
WHO Aims To Reform Itself But Health Experts Aren’t Yet ImpressedNPR
WHO: Pandemic preparations don’t go far enoughFierceHealthcare
TZOU-YIEN LIN: Taiwan a partner in global health securityWashington Times

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It’s Time to Add Alzheimer’s to the List of Global Pandemics – The Fiscal Times


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It’s Time to Add Alzheimer’s to the List of Global Pandemics
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At first glance, the World Bank Group’s just-launched Pandemic Emergency Finance Facility is precisely what the doctor ordered. PEF is a financing mechanism that will enable the global community to respond to outbreaks “before they spin out of control
World Bank announces “first-ever insurance market for pandemic risk”Canadian Underwriter
The World Just Got Its First-Ever Global Insurance Market for PandemicsFortune
Inside the World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency FacilityDevex
Financial Times -Public Finance International -World Bank Group
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WHO Aims To Reform Itself But Health Experts Aren’t Yet Impressed – NPR


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WHO Aims To Reform Itself But Health Experts Aren’t Yet Impressed
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The world is not ready for the next big pandemic. That’s what health officials have been saying for years. If a deadly flu strain spreads around the globe, we could be in trouble. This week the health leaders are trying to change that. They’re

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WHO: Pandemic preparations don’t go far enough – FierceHealthcare


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WHO: Pandemic preparations don’t go far enough
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Meanwhile, the WHO itself is coming up short on pandemic preparedness, and the World Bank may be better-equipped, according to a commentary from John A. Quelch of Harvard Business School. The WHO, Quelch writes, has failed to lead on the Zika or …
Behind the world’s top drugmakers’ approach to Zika vaccineKokomo Tribune
Drugmakers Mull Zika Vaccine’s WorthValley News
At WHA, Chan cites Zika, yellow fever policy failuresCIDRAP

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WHO’s Stern Warning: The World ‘Is Not Prepared To Cope’ With Pandemics – WGCU News

WHO’s Stern Warning: The World ‘Is Not Prepared To Cope’ With Pandemics
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Chan said emerging diseases, climate change, new global transportation networks and the failure of “more and more” antibiotics make the planet ripe for the next pandemic. “Changes in the way humanity inhabits the planet have given the volatile

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The World Just Got Its First-Ever Global Insurance Market for Pandemics – Fortune


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The World Just Got Its First-Ever Global Insurance Market for Pandemics
Fortune
Over the weekend, the organization launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), dubbing it “the first-ever insurance market for pandemic risk.” The fund was created in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and private
Inside the World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency FacilityDevex
World Bank launches first insurance market for pandemic riskFinancial Times
World Bank Group Launches Groundbreaking Financing Facility to Protect Poorest Countries against PandemicsWorld Bank Group
EconomyWatch.com -Outbreak News Today
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WHO’s Stern Warning: The World ‘Is Not Prepared To Cope’ With Pandemics – NPR


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WHO’s Stern Warning: The World ‘Is Not Prepared To Cope’ With Pandemics
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The head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, came out swinging at the opening ceremony of the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva on Monday. The meeting of health officials from nearly 200 countries is usually a low-key, bureaucratic …

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Inside the World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Facility – Devex


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Inside the World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Facility
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On Saturday, the World Bank Group officially launched its much anticipated Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility — a financing mechanism designed to quickly mobilize funds to tackle global disease outbreaks and create a new insurance market for …
The World Just Got Its First-Ever Global Insurance Market for PandemicsFortune
World Bank launches first insurance market for pandemic riskFinancial Times
World Bank Group Launches Groundbreaking Financing Facility to Protect Poorest Countries against PandemicsWorld Bank Group
Public Finance International -Canadian Underwriter -The Guardian
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