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Malawi not prepared for pandemics
Malawi24
Most countries, including Malawi, are not adequately prepared for a pandemic and the world is still doing too little to strengthen pandemic preparedness, according to a report by the World Bank. The report entitled From Panic and Neglect to Investing ...


Disaster preparedness program held
Greater Kashmir
Disaster preparedness training program was also held at New SM Dedicated School, Syedpora Eidgah here. The program was part of the school's annual day function. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Director Disaster Management J&K, Aamir Ali.


Avian flu threat re-emerges
Agri News
INDIANAPOLIS — Now is the time for poultry owners to be especially diligent about protecting their birds from avian influenza as migratory waterfowl travel north for the summer. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health encourages poultry owners to ...
Animal health: Cornerstone to food securityIowa Farmer Today

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Malaysiakini (subscription)

No new cases of bird flu detected in Kelantan
Malaysiakini (subscription)
No new cases of bird flu (H5N1) has been detected in Kelantan in the past 59 days, says the Veterinary Services Department (JPV). In a statement issued today, JPV said to date, 36 locations were confirmed positive in the outbreak involving six ...

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Malaysiakini (subscription)

No new cases of bird flu detected in Kelantan - Malaysiakini
Malaysiakini (subscription)
No new cases of bird flu (H5N1) has been detected in Kelantan in the past 59 days, says the Veterinary Services Department (JPV). In a statement issued today, ...

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Obesity and diabetes are not pandemics
Stabroek News
In reference to your editorial 'Less than sweet' (SN, May 25), I would just like to clarify your usage of “obesity and its spinoffs” as a pandemic. They are not pandemic although they have reached pandemic proportions (afflicting a large number of ...

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UN Dispatch

Avian flu surveillance efforts. Credit: Province of British Columbia
UN Dispatch
For the first time, a new strain of bird flu was transmitted human-to-human. This is highly unusual–and could be the first sign ... However, avian influenza is not contagious from person to person – it spreads bird to person. The pandemic of 1918 was ...


Mason City Globe Gazette

Iowa poultry industry back from bird flu
Mason City Globe Gazette
Two years ago, a large chunk of Iowa's poultry industry disappeared in the wake of an outbreak of avian influenza. Today, the industry has not only been rebuilt but is showing some growth. “2015 was really a learning experience for the industry,” says ...


OUPblog (blog)

Pandemics in the age of Trump
OUPblog (blog)
If Donald Trump's administration maintains its commitments to stoking nationalism, reducing foreign aid, and ignoring or denying science, the United States and the world will be increasingly vulnerable to pandemics. When these positions are reversed ...


Fox 4

Disaster preparedness sales tax holiday
Fox 4
The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday June 2 and ends Sunday night June 4. During this holiday, items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax does not apply to the rental or repair of ...
Save on hurricane supplies with disaster preparedness sales tax holiday7News - WSVN-TV
Disaster preparedness sales tax holiday set for June 2-4Tampa Bay Newspapers
Florida "disaster prep" sales tax holiday starts Friday, June 2ActionNewsJax.com
TCPalm
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Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

4 Ways President Trump's Budget Takes Aim at FEMA and Disaster Preparedness
Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)
In a recent post I explained how cuts to FEMA's budget would make disasters more costly and harmful. The Trump administration's full budget proposal, released earlier this week, details its plans for cuts to the agency's funding. The damaging cuts ...

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Public Finance International

Most countries 'still chronically underprepared' for pandemics
Public Finance International
A report, published today by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), stressed the need to break the cycle of “panic and neglect” that has dominated the world's approach to pandemics so far. It called instead for lessons to be ...
WB: Nations ill-prepared for pandemicsShanghai Daily (subscription)
Nations failing to invest in prevention of pandemics: reportdomain-B
Next pandemic could cost 'millions of lives, trillions of dollars,' World Bank group saysRT
The Manila Times -Nigeria Today -CNBC
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ITV News

Bird flu precautions in Jersey lifted
ITV News
Precautions to stop the spread of bird flu in Jersey have been largely lifted, the States Vet has said, after an outbreak of bird flu in Europe. Bird shows had been banned since January but are now being allowed. Individual licenses needed to import ...


ReliefWeb

Enabling Communities to Manage Risks: Community Based Disaster Preparedness - Southasiadisasters.net Issue No ...
ReliefWeb
This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the most important theme of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held at Cancun, Maxico. Community Based Disaster Preparedness: Enabling Communities to Manage Risks. It primarily focuses on how ...

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TheCable

World Bank laments inadequate preparation for pandemics
TheCable
The World Bank has said that nations are failing to invest enough money to prevent the potential global spread of disease that could kill millions of people and cripple economies. In a report on Thursday, the World Bank said if faced with a pandemic, ...
Nations failing to invest in prevention of pandemics: reportdomain-B
Next pandemic could cost 'millions of lives, trillions of dollars,' World Bank group saysRT
After Ebola and Zika, Most Countries Still Not Prepared for a PandemicThe FINANCIAL
CNBC -Intellectual Property Watch
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Chronicle

Zim records progress in disaster preparedness
Chronicle
ZIMBABWE has since 2015 registered significant progress in meeting the requirements of the Sendai Framework that seeks to boost countries' resilience in the face of disasters. This emerged ahead of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction ...
How Long Must Communities in Disaster Prone Areas Remain Hopeful?ReliefWeb

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Kashmir Observer

DMRRD organizes disaster preparedness awareness programme at ...
Kashmir Observer
Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation Department and Reconstruction of Jehlum - Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP) today organized a one day ...

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Reliefweb

The Political Economy of Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction in Pakistan
Reliefweb
This case study discusses government capacity to prepare for and respond to natural disasters – floods, earthquakes, and heat waves – in Pakistan. The analysis finds that several hypotheses described at the start of this report are particularly ...


Valley News Live

Pillowcases help teach students about disaster preparedness
Valley News Live
Hawley, Minn. (Valley News Live): Hawley Elementary school students are better prepared to handle emergency situations after an American Red Cross presentation Tuesday. Students in third, fourth and fifth grade learned about fire safety and other ...


Citifmonline

Poultry industry near collapse over no compensation for bird flu
Citifmonline
The constant refusal by government to pay debts owed the poultry industry is fast sending the industry to its knees. This is the 'cry' of some poultry farmers in the country. The latest brawl to hit the industry is government's refusal to pay poultry ...

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