A severe pandemic would harm health, economies, and communities in all countries, but especially in poor and fragile states. Pandemic prevention requires robust public health systems (veterinary and human) that collaborate to stop contagion promptly.
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January 22, 2015 — Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President, will deliver Georgetown’s inaugural Global Futures lecture entitled: “Lessons from Ebola: A post-2015 strategy for pandemic response” on January 27th at 4PM EST. Tune in here.Read More »
January 20, 2015 — President Kim blogs that better preparedness to tackle future pandemics requires investing now both in strengthening public health systems and in prevention efforts throughout the developing world, as well as in new and flexible financing instruments.Read More »
October 10, 2014 — World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim called for the creation of a new emergency facility to rapidly respond to future outbreaks by delivering money to countries in crisis.Read More »