The No More Epidemics campaign urges G20 leaders to do more to address global health security by supporting the poorest and most vulnerable countries and people to be better protected from infectious diseases outbreaks of epidemic potential. It requires a concerted collective effort to ensure the International Health Regulations are adhered to through a renewed approach to health as a human right and a shared global obligation to building universal health coverage (UHC) in low and middle-income countries.
Medford, Massachusetts – Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Management Sciences for Health (MSH), an international nonprofit dedicated to saving lives by building strong health systems in some of the world’s poorest communities, has announced his decision to step down and transition into a new role of MSH Senior Fellow once a successor is appointed. Dr.
No More Epidemics seeks better global-level surveillance, more local-level health investment
Johannesburg, South Africa – Despite significant advances in understanding how infectious diseases spread – and recent scares such as the outbreaks of SARS, H1N1 (swine flu) and Ebola – the world is still unprepared for the next major epidemic. But a new global campaign launched today is designed to address this threat, by calling for a comprehensive global response to prevent dangerous disease outbreaks from becoming full-blown epidemics.