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Why it's so hard to address the monkeypox outbreak

A key part of the problem is a lack adequate infrastructure and investment.
People wait in line to recieve the Monkeypox vaccine before the opening of a new mass vaccination site at the Bushwick Education Campus in Brooklyn on July 17, 2022, in New York City.
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Just 15% of people in low-income countries are vaccinated against COVID, WHO says

May 11, 2022
The organization wants to vaccinate 70% of the world by mid-2022, but says there's not nearly enough funding to make that happen.
WHO will be urging world leaders to fund its vaccination efforts at the Second Global COVID-19 Summit on Thursday.
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We need a centralized, global strategy to prevent another COVID pandemic, epidemiologist says

May 18, 2021
Dr. Larry Brilliant, who helped stop smallpox, urges nations to work together to prevent further COVID spikes and equalize vaccinations.
"Unless we conquer it everywhere, we're not conquering it anywhere," Dr. Larry Brilliant says of COVID-19.
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Trump terminates WHO funding, Hong Kong trade status

May 29, 2020
The administration's actions are expected to weaken the global health organization during the coronavirus pandemic and escalate tensions with China.
President Trump during his press conference at the White House on Friday.
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WHO's fight against Zika highlights funding issues

Feb 24, 2016
The organization's ability to tackle disease globally is hampered by under-funding.
World Health Organization (WHO) chief Margaret Chan attends a press conference on Zika virus outbreak on March 22, 2016 at the health organization headquarters in Geneva. 

You can buy ebola.com for $150,000

Oct 15, 2014
Jon Schultz bought the domain name for $13,500. Now he wants six figures.

For public good, not for profit.

The magic number in fighting Ebola

Oct 14, 2014
Healthcare workers must get the transmission rate below the number one.

Australians ahead of the curve when it comes to moving health care to the digital world

Oct 3, 2013
In Australia, digital medical records and other health care technologies have been in place for years.