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Strategies for International Drug and Vaccine Regulatory Coordination and Cooperation – the Role of Aid and Public Health Personnel

by Sam Halabi — Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In my last post, I observed that there was a dilemma posed by the current system of producing and moving medicines and vaccines from the developed, wealthy countries of North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim to low-resource countries in Asia, Africa and South America. The public health urgency of distributing medicines and vaccines often […]

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Strategies for International Drug and Vaccine Regulatory Coordination and Cooperation

by Sam Halabi — Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015

My last several posts dealt with the complicated relationship between the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and the International Health Regulations that were adopted in 2005 (with an effective date in 2007) in order to address exactly such a threat. The overwhelming consensus is that they failed to effectively manage the outbreak […]

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The Plan of the IHR and the WHO’s Delay in Declaring Ebola a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

by Sam Halabi — Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

In my last post, I introduced the topic of the strengths and weaknesses of the International Health Regulations (2005) as they have been exposed by the world’s response to the Ebola outbreak generally and by the World Health Organization’s response specifically. In this post I’ll address both a strength and a weakness: Annex 2 to […]

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