Science Speaks Covers Global Health Security at the World Health Assembly
With representation at the 71st World Health Assembly, and reporting on an Ebola emergency panel’s findings, Science Speaks’ end of May coverage highlighted global health security events in Geneva:
- A WHO panel’s decision that the most recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not currently meet the criteria of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, but that continuing challenges will require ongoing monitoring and responses;
- Remarks from United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar in Geneva indicating strong support for international collaborations countering infectious diseases, while uncertainty surrounds future U.S. global health funding and leadership;
- The World Health Assembly launch of a global antimicrobial resistance research and development hub.