USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats Program
October 23, 2009
USAID launched an Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) program that will work "to pre-empt or combat, at their source, newly emerging diseases of animal origin that could threaten human health" by focusing "resources on detecting dangerous pathogens at an early stage, building appropriate laboratory capacity to support surveillance, responding in an appropriate and timely manner, strengthening national and local response capacities, and educating at-risk populations on how to prevent exposure to these dangerous pathogens" (Policy Tracker, 10/21). More information on recent U.S. global health policy developments is available on Kaiser's Policy Tracker tool.
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