Blog — Pandemic Preparedness

Can an Equity Focus Accelerate Progress in Child and Maternal Mortality in the Next Five Years?

Can an Equity Focus Accelerate Progress in Child and Maternal Mortality in the Next Five Years?

One intriguing proposition for doing business differently over the next five years has come from UNICEF and its new executive director Anthony Lake.
A Cause for Optimism After the MDG Summit

A Cause for Optimism After the MDG Summit

The high-profile focus on the need to reinforce global efforts on sanitation and the launch of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves at the MDG Summit offered a cause for optimism, even as the challenges loom large.
Peru’s Human Plague Outbreak: Rats, Sugarcane, and the Challenges of Regional Education and Response

Peru’s Human Plague Outbreak: Rats, Sugarcane, and the Challenges of Regional Education and Response

During a visit to Peru in late August, our CSIS team had recurrent conversations about the recent outbreak of human plague in the district of Chocope, roughly 375 miles north of Lima.
A Phone Call from USAID

A Phone Call from USAID

Last Friday, September 17th, USAID held a phone call with various news and policy institutions providing a preview of USAID’s agenda going into the United Nations General Assembly. 
Transcript: Interview with Dr. Heidi Larson, Executive Director of the aids2031 Project

Transcript: Interview with Dr. Heidi Larson, Executive Director of the aids2031 Project

On September 16th, Dr. Heidi Larson spoke at CSIS about some of the findings of the aids2031 Project. Read a transcript of an interview with Dr. Larson here.
Report of the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy

Report of the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy

After almost one year of deliberation, the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy is proud to release its final report: "A healthier, safer, and more prosperous world."
H1N1 Influenza and the U.S. Response: Looking Back at 2009

H1N1 Influenza and the U.S. Response: Looking Back at 2009

The arrival of the new year has inspired a number of newspapers, magazines, and journals to look back at 2009�s experience with the ongoing swine flu pandemic. Read More
Your Responses to the Essay “H1N1 Preparedness”

Your Responses to the Essay “H1N1 Preparedness”

We've received some very useful and insightful feedback to the essay, "H1N1 Preparedness." Here are some of the responses you've submitted!
H1N1: Do We Know How Many People Have Been Infected?

H1N1: Do We Know How Many People Have Been Infected?

Phillip Nieburg answers reader questions about H1N1 surveillance.
H1N1 in the Americas: Transmission patterns, vaccine production plans, and popular responses

H1N1 in the Americas: Transmission patterns, vaccine production plans, and popular responses

CSIS Americas Program Deputy Director and Global Health Policy Center Senior Fellow Katherine Bliss examines the trajectory of the H1N1 influenza pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More
China’s H1N1 Response and Public Opinion: Promise and Potential Challenges

China’s H1N1 Response and Public Opinion: Promise and Potential Challenges

China's robust response to the H1N1 epidemic has earned it international praise, but serious challenges remain. Recent debate over the public's willingness to get vaccinated provides insights into pandemic response in the world's most populous country. Read More
H1N1: Slipping on a Slippery Disease

H1N1: Slipping on a Slippery Disease

In our most recent entry to the H1N1 blogosphere, CSIS experts Stephen Morrison and Philip Nieburg discuss uncertainties about H1N1 vaccine production and the meaning of President Obama's recent decision to declare H1N1 a national emergency. Do you have questions about the global spread of H1N1 that aren't being answered? Let us know in the comments.

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