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05 May
2017

Technical Task Force meeting for Development of Health Security Financing Assessment Tool, April 27–28, 2017 Da Nang, Viet Nam

Health Security is a serious global concern. Outbreaks such those seen with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Nipah virus infection, avian influenza A (H5N1) and A (H7N9), Ebola virus and the ongoing outbreak of Zika virus have killed thousands of people and led to huge economic losses. Whil...
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24 Apr
2016

The drug resistance, health security and malaria nexus

Imagine if a minor cut or a routine operation could be a death sentence, or a gonorrhoea infection could leave you infertile. Since antibiotics were discovered, we have taken the ability to cure bacterial infections for granted. Their misuse has resulted in selection of resistant strains of bacteria...
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22 Jan
2016

wef launches new global challenge initiative: the future of health

At its 2016 annual meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum (WEF) launched the tenth in its series of Global Challenge Initiatives, focusing on the Future of Health . The initiative emphasizes the distinction between health and health care, and the belief that today’s major health challenges can...
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21 Nov
2015

An open letter from APLMA envoy to the leaders of the eighteen East Asia Summit nations

ASIA PACIFIC FREE OF MALARIA BY 2030 Two billion citizens remain vulnerable to malaria across Asia Pacific An open letter to East Asia Summit Leaders Recent years have presented unparalleled challenges to global health security. Ebola and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have shown that disea...
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05 May
2015

Malaria and health security in Asia Pacific

Health security in Asia Pacific requires both national preparedness and a regionally coordinated approach; it is both a technical and a foreign policy issue. While increased regional connectivity provides opportunities for stronger collective action, it also presents new challenges in containing the...
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