Ebola health care workers at a home during the October 2014 outbreak. Photo Credit: Fred Hartman/MSH
Arlington, VA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) stands with the global health community, and with the millions of people we serve across the globe each day, to urge the U.S. government to reconsider planned reductions to programs that are essential to health and national security, and to focus on continuing to invest in strengthening health systems in the world’s poorest countries.
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.
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.