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Finding Better Ways to Prepare for Future Health Threats

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Ebola, Zika, SARS and the return of avian flu to the headlines recently are reminders that the threat of a new epidemic is never far away. With increased air travel and populations on the move, it doesn’t take long for a virus to spread between countries and jump across continents, with potentially catastrophic results.

Vaccines are a very effective way of preventing infectious disease but they take many years, sometimes decades, to develop. Waiting for an epidemic to start means a vaccine will almost inevitably arrive too late. 

SAP Helps Fight Against Ebola in West Africa

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Newsbyte, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - International software company SAP is donating € 150,000 to support immediate relief efforts in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in the fight against the most widespread epidemic of Ebola in history.

Documenting an Epidemic: University of Cape Town Library Builds HIV/AIDS Video Archive

Photos and videos capture the experience in South Africa, where more than 5.5 million are afflicted
Summary: 

With a grant from the Elsevier Foundation, the University of Cape Town Library and the Community Media Trust are safeguarding decades of critical 'primary source' knowledge on the social and political aspects of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa.

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With a grant from the Elsevier Foundation, the University of Cape Town Library and the Community Media Trust are safeguarding decades of critical 'primary source' knowledge on the social and political aspects of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa.

View the video here >>

 

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