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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Global Health

Works: 52 works in 105 publications in 1 language and 15,871 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Classifications: RA644.S17, 614.592
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Most widely held works by Institute of Medicine (U.S.).
Learning from SARS preparing for the next disease outbreak : workshop summary by Stacey Knobler( )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The report examines the response to SARS by public health systems within individual countries; the biology of the SARS coronavirus and related coronaviruses in animals; the economic and political fallout of the SARS epidemic; quarantine law and other public health measures that apply to combating infectious diseases; and the role of international organizations and scientific cooperation in halting the spread of SARS. The report provides an illuminating survey of findings from the epidemic, along with an assessment of what might be needed in order to contain any future outbreaks of SARS or other emerging infections
The impact of globalization on infectious disease emergence and control exploring the consequences and opportunities : workshop summary ( )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report of a workshop by the Forum on Microbial Threats which explored the impact of increasingly integrated trade, economic development, human movement, and cultural exchange on patters of disease emergence; identified opportunities for countering the effects of globalization on infectious diseases; examined the scientific evidence supporting current and potential global strategies; and considered newly available response methods and tools available for use by private industry, public health agencies, regulatory agencies, policy makers, and academic researcher
Globalization, biosecurity, and the future of the life sciences by National Research Council (U.S.)( )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The risks posed by bioterrorism and the proliferation of biological weapons capabilities have increased concern about how the rapid advances in genetic engineering and biotechnology could enable the production of biological weapons with unique and unpredictable characteristics. This report examines current trends and future objectives of research in public health, life sciences, and biomedical science that contain applications relevant to developments in biological weapons 5 to 10 years into the future and ways to anticipate, identify and mitigate these dangers
Country-level decision making for control of chronic diseases : workshop summary by Alexandra S Beatty( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 2010 IOM report, Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World, found that not only is it possible to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease and related chronic diseases in developing countries, but also that such a reduction will be critical to achieving global health and development goals. As part a series of follow-up activities to the 2010 report, the IOM held a workshop that aimed to identify what is needed to create tools for country-led planning of effective, efficient, and equitable provision of chronic disease control programs
Emerging infectious diseases from the global to the local perspective a summary of a workshop of the Forum on Emerging Infections by Jonathan R Davis( )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
And Assessment -- Introduction -- Emerging infections in Latin America -- Emerging infections in Africa -- Emerging infections in Asia and the Pacific -- Emerging infections in Europe -- References -- Appendixes
Fungal diseases an emerging threat to human, animal, and plant health : workshop summary by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fungal diseases have contributed to death and disability in humans, triggered global wildlife extinctions and population declines, devastated agricultural crops, and altered forest ecosystem dynamics. Despite the extensive influence of fungi on health and economic well-being, the threats posed by emerging fungal pathogens to life on Earth are often underappreciated and poorly understood. On December 14 and 15, 2010, the IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop to explore the scientific and policy dimensions associated with the causes and consequences of emerging fungal diseases."--Publisher's description
Design considerations for evaluating the impact of PEPFAR workshop summary ( )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Design Considerations for Evaluating the Impact of PEPFAR" is the summary of a 2-day workshop on methodological, policy, and practical design considerations for a future evaluation of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) interventions carried out under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which was convened by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on April 30 and May 1, 2007.Participants at the workshop included staff of the U.S. Congress; PEPFAR officials and implementers; major multilateral organizations such as The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis (The Global Fund), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the World Bank; representatives from international nongovernmental organizations; experienced evaluation experts; and, representatives of partner countries, particularly the PEPFAR focus countries. The workshop represented a final element of the work of the congressionally mandated IOM Committee for the Evaluation of PEPFAR Implementation, which published a report of its findings in 2007 evaluating the first 2 years of implementation, but could not address longer term impact evaluation questions
Mitigating the nutritional impacts of the global food price crisis workshop summary ( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2007 and 2008, the world witnessed a dramatic increase in food prices. The global financial crisis that began in 2008 compounded the burden of high food prices, exacerbating the problems of hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. The tandem food price and economic crises struck amidst the massive, chronic problem of hunger and undernutrition in developing countries. National governments and international actors have taken a variety of steps to mitigate the negative effects of increased food prices on particular groups. The recent abrupt increase in food prices, in tandem with the current global economic crisis, threatens progress already made in these areas, and could inhibit future efforts. <br /> <br /> The Institute of Medicine held a workshop, summarized in this volume, to describe the dynamic technological, agricultural, and economic issues contributing to the food price increases of 2007 and 2008 and their impacts on health and nutrition in resource-poor regions. The compounding effects of the current global economic downturn on nutrition motivated additional discussions on these dual crises, their impacts on the nutritional status of vulnerable populations, and opportunities to mitigate their negative nutritional effects
Achieving sustainable global capacity for surveillance and response to emerging diseases of zoonotic origin workshop report ( )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) convened a 2-day workshop titled "Workshop on Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonoses" in Washington, DC, on June 25 and 26, 2008. The goal of the workshop--as one of several planned data gathering sessions for the committee to meet their overall charge--was more narrowly focused to review the current global capacity to carry out surveillance to detect, report, and monitor emerging infectious diseases in both humans and animals. This included brief discussions that began to examine how these systems might inform the necessary responses to emerging and reemerging infectious diseases of zoonotic origin that would be discussed more in-depth in the committee's forthcoming consensus report. The workshop did not address, however, the details of any specific global or regional responses to any particular disease outbreak. The workshop did provide an opportunity for participants to examine the effectiveness of communication pathways among multidisciplinary practitioners and researchers, between the human and animal health constituencies, and between these professionals and the public. This document is a report of that workshop and is a companion to the full consensus report (anticipated for summer 2009) of the IOM/NRC Committee on Achieving Sustainable Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin. For the complete study, the committee is charged with exploring how emerging zoonotic disease surveillance, prevention, detection, and response could be strengthened and sustained globally over time to reduce or eliminate outbreaks of zoonotic diseases in human populations."--P. ix-x
Violence prevention in low and middle income countries finding a place on the global agenda : workshop summary by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Addressing foodborne threats to health policies, practices, and global coordination by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In December 2004, at a press conference called to announce his departure as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Tommy Thompson raised both concern and controversy when he remarked that he could not understand why terrorists had not yet attacked our food supply "because it is so easy to do." Three days later, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the last in a series of four food safeguards mandated under the Biopreparedness Act of 2002. Although these provisions improve the FDA's ability to intercept and track the origins of food that is suspected to pose a threat to health, they cannot prevent contamination. Biological and chemical agents can be--and have been--introduced, both accidentally and deliberately, at many vulnerable points along the farm-to-table food chain. Foodborne agents have been estimated to cause approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,200 deaths in the United States each year. More than 250 different foodborne diseases, including both infections and poisonings, have been described, according to the CDC. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates costs associated with medical expenses and losses in productivity due to missed work and premature deaths from five major types of foodborne illnesses (Campylobacter, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Shiga toxinproducing strains of E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella) at $6.9 billion annually. This figure likely represents the tip of the iceberg, as it does not account for the broad spectrum of foodborne illnesses or for their wide-ranging repercussions for consumers, government, and the food industry. The potential impact on human health of deliberate adulteration of food can be estimated by extrapolation from the many documented examples of unintentional outbreaks of foodborne disease, some of which have sickened hundreds of thousands of people and killed hundreds. Given the wide variety of potential chemical and biological adulterants that can be introduced at many vulnerable points along the food supply continuum, contaminating food is perhaps one of the easiest means to intentionally distribute these agents. Although the many possibilities for foodborne bioterrorism cannot be specifically prevented, strategic preparations for surveillance, diagnosis, outbreak investigation, and medical response could mitigate foodborne threats of any origin. To examine issues critical to the protection of the nation's food supply, the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop on October 25 and 26, 2005, in Washington, D.C. The presentations and discussions of the workshop were structured to explore the existing knowledge and unanswered questions indicated by (but not limited to) the following topics: The globalization of the U.S. food supply; The spectrum of microbial threats to food; Case studies of food threats; The organization of food safety systems; Costs and benefits of reporting foodborne threats: the case of bovine spongiform encelphalopathy (BSE); Surveillance for foodborne illness."--Excerpted from Preface
Antibiotic resistance implications for global health and novel intervention strategies : workshop summary by Eileen R Choffnes( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For decades it seemed as if modern medicine had conquered many of the infectious diseases that once threatened human and animal health. But years of using, misusing, and overusing antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs have led to the emergence of multidrug-resistant "superbugs." Some strains of bacteria and viruses are now resistant to all but a single drug, while others have no effective treatments at all. The IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats held a public workshop April 6-7 to discuss the nature and sources of drug-resistant bacteria and viruses and their implications for global health. Speakers explored the evolutionary, genetic, and ecological origins of antimicrobial drug resistance and its effects on human and animal health worldwide. Participants discussed the causes of drug resistance; strategies for extending the life of antimicrobial drugs; alternative approaches for treating infections; incentives and disincentives for prudent antimicrobial drug use; and prospects for the next generation of antimicrobial treatments. This document summarizes the workshop
Ensuring safe foods and medical products through stronger regulatory systems abroad ( )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A very high proportion of the seafood we eat comes from abroad, mainly from China and southeast Asia. Most of the active ingredients in medicines we take originate in other countries. A substantial share of the produce we consume is grown in Latin America. Many low- and middle-income countries have lower labor costs and fewer and less-stringent environmental regulations than the United States, making them attractive places to produce food and chemical ingredients for export. The diversity and scale of imports makes it impractical for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) border inspections to be sufficient to ensure product purity and safety, and incidents such as American deaths due to adulterated heparin imported from China propelled the problem to public awareness. The integrated global economy demands cooperation across borders, to thwart terrorists, reduce environmental hazards, and ensure that our food and medical products are safe and effective. This requires coordination across both industrialized trading partners and emerging economies that have not had the benefit of decades of legal and technical development to ensure the safety of food and medical products
The threat of pandemic influenza are we ready? : workshop summary ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume, based on a workshop sponsored by the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats, aims to inform the Forum, the public, and policymakers of the likelihood of an influenza pandemic and explores the issues that must be resolved to prepare and protect the global community. Participants discuss the history of influenza pandemics and the potentially valuable lessons it holds; the 2003-2004 H5N1 avian influenza outbreak in Asia and its implications for human health; ongoing pandemic influenza preparedness planning at global, regional, national, state, and local levels; strategies for preventing and controlling avian influenza and its transmission within bird and animal populations; and a broad range of medical, technical, social, economic and political opportunities for pandemic preparedness, as well as the many obstacles that stand in the way of this goal
Global issues in water, sanitation, and health workshop summary by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the human population grows--tripling in the past century while, simultaneously, quadrupling its demand for water--Earth's finite freshwater supplies are increasingly strained, and also increasingly contaminated by domestic, agricultural, and industrial wastes. Today, approximately one-third of the world's population lives in areas with scarce water resources. Nearly one billion people currently lack access to an adequate water supply, and more than twice as many lack access to basic sanitation services. It is projected that by 2025 water scarcity will affect nearly two-thirds of all people on the planet. <br /> <br /> Recognizing that water availability, water quality, and sanitation are fundamental issues underlying infectious disease emergence and spread, the Institute of Medicine held a two-day public workshop, summarized in this volume. Through invited presentations and discussions, participants explored global and local connections between water, sanitation, and health; the spectrum of water-related disease transmission processes as they inform intervention design; lessons learned from water-related disease outbreaks; vulnerabilities in water and sanitation infrastructure in both industrialized and developing countries; and opportunities to improve water and sanitation infrastructure so as to reduce the risk of water-related infectious disease
Ranking vaccines a prioritization framework. Phase I, Demonstration of concept and software blueprint by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The infectious etiology of chronic diseases defining the relationship, enhancing the research, and mitigating the effects : workshop summary ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emerging infectious diseases are conceptualized as either newly identified or appreciated illnesses, conditions, or well-recognized diseases that are newly attributed to infection. Now, scientists are beginning to believe that a substantial portion of chronic diseases may actually be associated with infection. In an effort to identify cross-disciplinary aspects of the challenge of infectious etiologies of chronic diseases, including inflammatory syndromes and cancer, a two-day conference on the subject was held in 2002. This is a summary report of that workshop
The cost of inaction for young children globally : workshop summary by Investing in Young Children Globally: the Cost of Inaction (Workshop)( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Cost of Inaction for Young Children Globally is the summary of a workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally in April 2014 to focus on investments in young children and the cost of inaction. Participants explored existing, new, and innovative science and research from around the world to translate this evidence into sound and strategic investments in policies and practices that will make a difference in the lives of children and their caregivers. This report discusses intersections across health, education, nutrition, living conditions, and social protection and how investments of economic, natural, social, and other resources can sustain or promote early childhood development and well-being"--Publisher's description
Evaluation design for complex global initiatives : workshop summary by Complex, Multi-National Global Health Initiatives Workshop on Evaluation Methods for Large-Scale( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Every year, public and private funders spend many billions of dollars on large-scale, complex, multi-national health initiatives. The only way to know whether these initiatives are achieving their objectives is through evaluations that examine the links between program activities and desired outcomes. Investments in such evaluations, which, like the initiatives being evaluated, are carried out in some of the world's most challenging settings, are a relatively new phenomenon. In the last five years, evaluations have been conducted to determine the effects of some of the world's largest and most complex multi-national health initiatives. Evaluation Design for Complex Global Initiatives is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine in January 2014 to explore these recent evaluation experiences and to consider the lessons learned from how these evaluations were designed, carried out, and used. The workshop brought together more than 100 evaluators, researchers in the field of evaluation science, staff involved in implementing large-scale health programs, local stakeholders in the countries where the initiatives are carried out, policy makers involved in the initiatives, representatives of donor organizations, and others to derive lessons learned from past large-scale evaluations and to discuss how to apply these lessons to future evaluations. This report discusses transferable insights gained across the spectrum of choosing the evaluator, framing the evaluation, designing the evaluation, gathering and analyzing data, synthesizing findings and recommendations, and communicating key messages. The report also explores the relative benefits and limitations of different quantitative and qualitative approaches within the mixed methods designs used for these complex and costly evaluations"--Publisher's description
Global climate change and extreme weather events : understanding the contributions to infectious disease emergence : workshop summary by Institute of medecine of the national academies (Washington)( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long before the germ theory of disease was described, late in the nineteenth century, humans knew that climatic conditions influence the appearance and spread of epidemic diseases. Ancient notions about the effects of weather and climate on disease remained embedded in our collective consciousness through expressions such as "cold" for rhinovirus infections, "malaria: derived from the Latin for bad air; and the common complaint of feeling "under the weather." Today, evidence is mounting that the earth's climate is changing at a faster rate than previously appreciated, leading researchers to view the longstanding relationships between climate and disease with new urgency and from a global perspective. On December 4 and 5, 2007, the Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop in Washington, DC to consider the possible infectious disease impacts of global climate change and extreme weather events on human, animal, and plant health, as well as their expected implications for global and national security
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Alternative Names
Board on Global Health
Conseil sur la santé mondiale
Institut de médecine (États-Unis). Conseil sur la santé mondiale
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (U.S.). Board on Global Health
Institute of Medicine (Spojené státy americké). Committee on the Prevention of HIV Infection Among Injecting Drug Users in High-Risk Countries. Board on Global Health
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Prevention of HIV Infection Among Injecting Drug Users in High-Risk Countries. Board on Global Health
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Conseil sur la santé mondiale
IOM. Board on Global Health
IOM. Conseil sur la santé mondiale
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