Learning the lessons of responding to emerging epidemics, including AIDS, Ebola and Zika

The best ways to respond to emerging epidemics have been outlined by leading policy-makers and health advisers during a side event entitled “Addressing global health emergencies: lessons from AIDS to Ebola, Zika and other emerging epidemics” that took place on 9 June.

Political leadership, the involvement of communities and a joined-up emergency response were highlighted as vital at the side event, which took place on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, held from 8 to 10 June in New York, United States of America. more...