Global health briefs

November / December 2017 | Volume 16, Issue 6

Roadmap for pandemic prevention posted

A new report from the nonprofit organization PATH examines the benefits of investments in pandemic preparedness - especially capacity building in low- and middle-income countries - and makes recommendations for U.S. action. The study notes contributions by NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Fogarty.

HHS research standards listings revised

The 2018 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards has been released online. The HHS resource features listings of over 1,000 laws, regulations and guidelines on human subject protections in 130 countries, as well as standards issued by a number of organizations.

DCP3 issues report on global injuries

Injuries, occupational exposures and environmental risks account for over 12 million deaths per year, with the majority occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Findings published in the third edition of the Disease Control Priorities project, indicate over 7.5 million of these deaths could be prevented.

NIH DNA atlas completed, available online

Researchers funded by the NIH have completed a detailed atlas documenting the stretches of human DNA that influence gene expression. The atlas is the culmination of work from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Consortium, which collected data from more than 53 different tissue types in 960 donors.

Global health journal search tool launched

A new online tool has been developed so authors can easily search for the appropriate global health journal to target for their publications. Called GHJournalSearch, the resource was developed by the USAID-supported Knowledge for Health Project, in collaboration with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

CDC produces milestone tracker app

A free app produced by the CDC tracks children's development from age 2 months to 5 years to help identify any delays and disabilities so families can seek support early. The CDC Milestone Tracker includes illustrated checklists and tips to encourage progress.

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