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Vaccines, for example, are one of our most powerful public health tools, and we need people to have confidence in them if they are to be most effective, no matter how great your idea, how exciting your new treatment or how robust your science, it must be accepted by the people who stand to benefit from it.
Although Congo Ebola outbreak does not at this time pose a global health threat, I want to emphasise that for the affected families and communities, Congo Ebola outbreak is very much Congo Ebola outbreak, we also need the international community to step up Congo Ebola outbreak financial commitment to ending Congo Ebola outbreak.
A step up in the national response with full international support is critical if we're to contain the epidemic and ensure the very best protection for the communities at risk and for the health workers working to protect lives, this needs to be championed at the highest political levels, including at the UN and the upcoming G20.
It is impossible to overstate the implications of this work in all Sir Gregory P. Winter daily lives -- biofuels, chemicals, environment, medicine and so much more e.g. treatment of cancer, arthritis, Crohn's, UC and infections -- there are patients with Ebola being treated today with antibody therapies, this has impacted so much of modern medicine.
Epidemic and pandemic diseases are among the greatest of all threats to human health and security, against which we have for too long done too little to prepare, after four inquiries into the preventable tragedy of Ebola, there is now a strong consensus about what must be done. The WHO’s leadership and member states must make 2016 the year of decision and act now.
As we saw with the new confirmed case just last week, the Ebola epidemic is likely to have a long tail and it's possible that several more isolated cases will emerge in the coming weeks and months, this vaccine...could still play an important role in containing any additional flare ups of this outbreak, as well as being available to help prevent future epidemics.
Few global events match epidemics and pandemics in potential to disrupt human security and inflict loss of life and economic and social damage, yet for many decades, the world has invested far less in preventing, preparing for and responding to these threats than in comparable risks to international and financial security.
We can now be certain that the health of livestock animals, and how we care for them, is inextricably linked to our own health and the effectiveness of medicines we rely on every day, we need international governments, policy makers and the agricultural industry to coordinate their actions and set tangible targets for the reduction and better use of antibiotics in animals.
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