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KQED Radio

03:54 min | 2 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Reach eighty one San Jose. We'll get up to seventy eight Oakland will have a high of seventy three and San Francisco's expecting a high of sixty eight degrees. The time is now eight forty six. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Noel king. There are reports of a surge of new Ebola infections and the Democratic Republic of Congo today in a -mergency committee of the World Health Organization is meeting to advise on what the outbreak should be declared a public health emergency of international concern, NPR's Eisenman has the story. The w. H O has only sounded the alarm this way, four times most recently in two thousand sixteen when Zeka erupted in Latin America, and before that in response to the two thousand fourteen twenty fifteen Ebola outbreak in west Africa that infected more than twenty eight thousand people this outbreak in the DRC has been much smaller about one hundred eighty confirmed cases, so far, but it centered in a particularly challenging area province has been hit by more than twenty years of civil conflict. Peter Salama is a top official with the WHO. It has one million eight million residents internally displaced highly unstable insecure part of Democratic Republic of Congo. An armed rebel group called the allied democratic forces has been launching attacks on government forces UN peacekeeping troops and also civilians now Salama says despite that when Ebola first surfaced in early August, we will quite confident we would get on top of the government whol. Oh, and partner organizations launched a major effort to treat infected people and administer an experimental vaccine to anyone who had had contact with them. The strategy started to show success. And then what happened in September is we had seven or eight major attacks violent attacks by the rebels, including one in a city called Benny where they killed more than twenty people mostly civilians, the population of Benny just enough enough people who for years have felt completely abandoned by the government, and the international community started turning against the health workers who were seen as an arm of the government, people would say, look, you can't even guarantee a physical security. Why should we go along with this unfamiliar Antigua campaign? You're pushing now Salama stresses that the vast majority of people are still cooperating, but rumors have started that the vaccination campaign is actually a plot to spread the disease. Members of a safe burial team were attacked with rocks and severely injured and often after a rebel attack. Whole neighborhood's shut down in protest not allowed to move and the streets are barricaded by gun people. Sometimes dining ties up Jake's and sometimes threatening shit easing other weapons in the last week and a half the effects of this have started to become clear with not just a rise in the number of new cases each week, but evermore cases who contracting Ebola from someone. The WHO had not previously known about. That's the situation that the emergency committee. That's meeting today has been asked to assess David Heymann is an infectious disease expert and advisor to the WHO dunk fielded by calling public health emergency. We're increase political importance of the events will possibly increase the mobilization of funds. The WHO is asked for thirty three million dollars to help neighboring countries prepare for the possibility of a spread across their borders. And declaring this kind of emergency could also have a wider effect. It may also help in increasing the. Purity in the area by convincing the UN or other groups to bolster peacekeeping efforts. But Heymann says there's also a danger here are others who feel that may be such a declaration would embolden the rebel forces. They'll figure ending the crisis is clearly important to the DRC and the rebels don't want the government to succeed. New.

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"peter salama" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:57 min | 2 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on KQED Radio

"We're expecting sunny skies later today with highs ranging from the mid sixty s to the low eighties. Looks like the winds will be light as well. They'll be westerly between five and fifteen miles per hour. The time is six forty six. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Newell king. There are reports of a surge of new Ebola infections and the Democratic Republic of Congo today. An emergency committee of the World Health Organization is meeting to advise on whether the outbreak should be declared a public health emergency of international concern. NPR's Eisenman has the story. The WHO has only sounded the alarm this way four times most recently in two thousand sixteen when Zeka erupted in Latin America, and before that in response to the two thousand fourteen twenty fifteen Ebola outbreak in west Africa that infected more than twenty eight thousand people this outbreak in the DRC has been much smaller about one hundred eighty confirmed cases, so far, but it centered in a particularly challenging area province has been hit by more than twenty years of civil conflict. Peter Salama is a top official with the WHO. It has one million eight million. Residents internally displaced highly unstable secure part of Democratic Republic of Congo. An armed rebel group called the allied democratic forces has been launching attacks on government forces UN peacekeeping troops and also civilians now so says despite that when Ebola first surfaced in early August, we will quite confident we would get on top of the government WHO and partner organizations launched a major effort to treat infected people and administer an experimental vaccine to anyone who had had contact with them. The strategy started to show success. And then what happened in September is we head seven or eight major tax violent attacks by the rebels, including one in a city called Benny where they killed more than twenty people mostly civilians, the population of Benny just enough enough people who for years have felt completely abandoned by the government, and the international community started turning against the health workers who were seen as an arm of the government. People would say, look, you can't even guarantee a physical security. Why should we go along with this unfamiliar anti Bala campaign? You're pushing now Salama stresses that the vast majority of people are still cooperating, but rumors have started that the vaccination campaign is actually a plot to spread the disease. Members of a safe burial team were attacked with rocks and severely injured and often after a rebel attack whole neighborhoods shut down in protest. We're not allowed to move and the streets are barricaded by gung people sometimes dining ties or uptakes and sometimes threatening shit ease or other weapons in the last week and a half the effects of this have started to become clear with not just a rise in the number of new cases each week, but evermore cases who contracted Ebola from someone the WHO had not previously known about. That's the situation that the emergency committee meeting today has been asked to assess David Heymann is an infectious disease expert. In an advisor to the W H O John fielded by calling a public health emergency will increase political importance of the event will passably increase the mobilization of funds. The WHO is asked for thirty three million dollars to help neighboring countries. Prepare for the possibility of a spread across their borders. And declaring this kind of emergency could also have a wider effect. It may also help in increasing the security in the area by convincing the UN or other groups to bolster peacekeeping efforts. But Heymann says there's also a danger here. There are others who feel that may be such a declaration would embolden the rebel forces. They'll figure ending this Ebola crisis is clearly important to the DRC and the rebels don't want the government to succeed. Marie is.

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"peter salama" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Amanda, Peet, Paul Reiser and Kathryn Hahn. A new episode every Friday on prime video and from the sustaining members of this NPR station. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Newell king. There are reports of a surge of new Ebola infections and the Democratic Republic of Congo today in emergency committee of the World Health Organization is meeting to advise on whether the outbreak should be declared a public health emergency of international concern, NPR's Eisenman has the story. The WHO has only sounded the alarm this way four times most recently in two thousand sixteen when Zeka erupted in Latin America, and before that in response to the two thousand fourteen twenty fifteen Ebola outbreak in west Africa that infected more than twenty eight thousand people this outbreak in the DRC has been much smaller about one hundred eighty confirmed cases, so far, but it centered in a particularly challenging area province has been hit by more than twenty years of civil conflict. Peter Salama is a top official with the WHO. It has one million of its eight million residents. Internally displaced, and it's a highly unstable insecure part of Democratic Republic of Congo. An armed rebel group called the allied democratic forces has been launching attacks on government forces u n peacekeeping troops and also civilians now says despite that when I first surfaced in early August, we will quite confident we would get on top of the government WHO and partner organizations launched a major effort to treat infected people and administer experimental vaccine to anyone who had contact with them the strategies started to show success. And then what happened in September is we had seven or eight major tax violent attacks by the rebels, including one in a city called Benny where they killed more than twenty people mostly civilians, the population of Benny just enough enough people who for years have felt completely abandoned by the government, and the international community started turning against the health workers who were seen as an arm of the government. People would say, look, you can't even guarantee a physical security. Why should we go along with this unfamiliar Antigua campaign? You're pushing now Salama stresses that the vast majority of people are still cooperating, but rumors have started that the vaccination campaign is actually a plot to spread the disease. Members of a safe burial team were attacked with rocks and severely injured and often after a rebel attack whole neighborhoods shut down in protest. We're not allowed to move and the streets have barricaded by gun people. Sometimes draining ties up Jake's and sometimes threatening shit ease or other weapons in the last week and a half the effects of this have started to become clear with not just a rise in the number of new cases each week, but evermore cases who contracted Ebola from someone the WHO had not previously known about. That's the situation that the emergency committee meeting today has been asked to assess David Heymann is an infectious disease expert. In an advisor the WHO fielded by calling a public health emergency will increase political importance of the events will possibly increase the mobilization of funds. The WHO has asked for thirty three million dollars to help neighboring countries prepare for the possibility of a spread across their borders. And declaring this kind of emergency could also have a wider effect. It may also help in increasing the security in the area by convincing the UN or other groups to bolster peacekeeping efforts. But Heymann says there's also a danger here, you're others who feel that may be such a declaration would embolden the rebel forces. They'll figure ending this Ebola crisis is clearly important to the DRC and the rebels don't want the government to succeed..

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"peter salama" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:22 min | 2 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Has the story. The W H O has only sounded the alarm this way, four times most recently in two thousand sixteen when Zico erupted in Latin America, and before that in response to the two thousand fourteen twenty fifteen Ebola outbreak in west Africa that infected more than twenty eight thousand people this outbreak in the DRC has been much smaller about one hundred eighty confirmed cases, so far, but it's centered in a particularly challenging area province has been hit by more than twenty years of civil conflict. Peter Salama is a top official with the WHO. It has one million eight million. Residents internally displaced, and it's a highly unstable insecure part of Democratic Republic of Congo. An armed rebel group called the allied democratic forces has been launching attacks on government forces UN peacekeeping troops and also civilians now so says despite that when first surfaced in early August, we will quite confident we would get on top of me out, the government WHO and partner organizations launched a major effort to treat infected people and administer experimental vaccine to anyone who had had contact with them. The strategy started to show success. And then what happened in September as we head seven or eight major tax violent attacks by the rebels, including one in a city called Benny where they killed more than twenty people mostly civilians, the population of Benny just did enough enough people who for years have felt completely abandoned by the government, and the international community started turning against the health workers who were seen as an arm of the government. People would say, look, you can't even guarantee off physical security. Why should we go along with this? Unfamiliar anti Ebola campaign. You're pushing now Salama stresses that the vast majority of people are still cooperating, but rumors have started that the vaccination campaign is actually a plot to spread the disease. Members of a safe burial team were attacked with rocks and severely injured an often after a rebel attack whole neighborhoods shut down in protest window allowed to move and the streets are barricaded by young people. Sometimes dining ties are up. Jake's had sometimes threatening shit ease or other weapons in the last week and a half the effects of this have started to become clear with not just a rise in the number of new cases each week, but evermore cases who contracted Ebola from someone the WHO had not previously known about. That's the situation that the emergency committee. That's meeting today has been asked to assess David Heymann is an infectious disease x. Effort in an advisor to the WHO junk fielded by calling a public health emergency will increase political importance of the event will possibly increase the mobilization of funds. The WHO has asked for thirty three million dollars to help neighboring countries prepare for the possibility of a spread across their borders. And declaring this kind of emergency could also have a wider effect. It may also help in increasing the security in the area by convincing the UN or other groups to bolster peacekeeping efforts. But Heymann says there's also a danger here are others who feel that may be such a declaration would embolden the rebel forces. They'll figure ending this e Bala crisis is clearly important to the DRC and the rebels don't want the government to succeed.

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"peter salama" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

03:58 min | 2 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Seven D O C D A L. I forget to follow us on Twitter and on Facebook, the doctor Dolly show. So we're being told that this Ebola outbreak could be facing a perfect storm as the World Health Organization issues this warning at a briefing in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr. Peter Sullivan warned of a perfect storm. Condition that could trigger a massive spread of the disease. Why? Because there are a lot of trends right now, combating evola in the DRC, and they're really concerned. Now, apparently, there's these attacks by armed groups community resistance, and this could spread. If they if if the World Health Organization and health ministers can't come in. And do what they need to do. Because there's all this conflict of political manipulation. They won't be able to fight successfully this growing outbreak of the Bulla now Congo's health ministry reports one hundred fifty cases of suspected or confirmed evola in the eastern part of the country, the World Health Organization said a hundred people have already died, according to NBC news, various militant and rebel groups have been staging attacks in the area for years, but they've stepped up the fighting in recent weeks making it even harder than it already was to fight the two-month-old outbreak. So Dr Peter Salama said we are now extremely concerned that several factors may be gather over the next weeks or months to create a potentially perfect storm. The fighting is making it harder for aid workers to reach people. So they can't test or treat for evola vaccinated, and they say politicians are manipulating fears ahead of a local election. They say the resistance driven by quite natural fear of this. Terrifying. Disease is starting to be exploited by local politicians. So that's gonna. Also, make it difficult to extinguish outbreak. They say people in the region are already traumatized by decades of conflict on a murder. They're fleeing in many places are concerned that this outbreak. Could then douse spread to neighboring Uganda? So you get this as people started to use this to their political advantage, and they go. All right. Well, you see you need us to stop evil. We have we've all over the place in this area, some families. Maybe like you don't wanna Matt here. If he bowls in the DRC, I'm out of here. And then they may go to Uganda or other nearby. Areas and then spread it if they weren't scream themselves. Now, this is the second outbreak of the bowl in the Congo. This year there was an outbreak in the west part of the country that was declared over back in July that infected fifty three people and killed thirty three. So they're having issues, and again, I mean, they're warning us. We're obviously scared of that. What happened was back in two thousand fourteen to two thousand sixteen crap happen again. Eleven thousand people died thirty thousand confirmed cases. Now, the Congo. They get these these cases smolder this isn't the first time evola has surfaced. So since nineteen seventy six when it was discovered there's been over ten outbreaks, but authorities obviously have been successful. This is where things started to get a little nervous when they're like, look we were successful in the past because we could get in there. And do we have to do now wherever you people leave? We can't contain we can't vaccinate. We can't get in there because of the fighting. That's the problem. Now, what Health Organization has managed to vaccinate more than eleven thousand people against Ebola. But you're also seeing more and more people reluctant to get the vaccine you have a lot of people out there that don't trust governments not to mention especially with these ripples out there. Maybe they think that something's going to be contaminated. So they're really worried that this could spread and we'll keep you guys posted..

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Ebola: medics brace for new cases as DRC outbreak spreads

Dr. Daliah

05:16 min | 3 years ago

Ebola: medics brace for new cases as DRC outbreak spreads

"I. evolve spreading to the Democratic, Republic of Congo conflict zone and. This is a scenario that, health officials have been dreading so a week, after the World. Health Organization said we're clear of latest Ebola epidemic this new one popped up. Which is why I would just say guys don't jinx anything just do not say an epidemic is done or a. Little. Outbreak has done don't say that because something always pops up and I understand you want tourists and trade and industry to calm down. Relax. But you, know a lot, of times, we speak too soon Well they say the, outbreak in. The, Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a city surrounded by rebels they said creating. Challenger challenges that responders are dreading they said one probable case. Of one suspected case of emerged of the city, of OH in VR sees North. Kivu province and a we, chat self is not under rebel control Salama, Peter Salama who. Is World Health organizations emergency response chief said the city is entirely surrounded by. Territory held by a feared you Ugandan insurgent group known as the allied democratic forces so they say for the first, time. We have a, confirmed case in an area with high insecurity This is a problem we were, anticipating at a problem at the same time we were dreading Okay in order for, us to stop Ebola from local regional and then global spread you need to get in there. You need to be. Able to take control and you need to nip it, in the bud Well if you can't get in there because it's an. Area. Controlled by insurgents or a group that could possibly do harm to you an aid workers you hesitate and a. Day two days three days maybe weeks or months go by and evola can spread like wildfire They say large numbers, of civilians have been killed by unrest, around Oita, aid workers priest government employers are currently being held hostage thereby insurgents So how do, we, get in there to start to contain the outbreak And, if the insurgents are already killing civilians and you say guys you know Avala killing some of the civilians. Are they really going to be that open to letting people come in See I I I love negotiate guys look I, don't, want you, guys get the Abullah so can you let us get in their door staff or get the people out But you're not really supposed to call. Them evil people patients that are being afflicted. With alleged Avila suspected of anyway so this outbreak is the tenth to hit the DRC since one thousand nine hundred seventy. Six this remember, has been around since the. Seventies it's just the the biggest outbreaks happened back in two thousand fourteen in the two thousand fourteen to two thousand sixteen epidemic so this latest what. Began on August one so we're about twenty four days into. It and it's already killed sixty three people out of one. Hundred three confirmed or possible cases and Salama warned health workers were expected at least one additional wave of cases so. Now these cases of made containing the virus more difficult so how do they operate in, complex environments and u., n. teams are only allowed travel to. Each, with armed escorts so if the. Number, patients or contacts of patients in the city. Searches the logistical hurdles not only the cows the cost will mount according to CBS News and, so the World Health Organization. Has been criticized on its handling of the two thousand thirteen thousand sixty in west Africa epidemic and we talked about that that killed about eleven thousand. Three hundred people so we'll Health Organization has pledged to revamp. Its response systems what went wrong back then well I think. A lot of things I think we were in the throes of a politically correct movement and so when people you. Know suggested while let's quarantine let's not let people come to the United States if they, traveled there let's try, and examine them that you know the You know with I think people were hitting gloving because they. Didn't want to you know? They, didn't want to trample on anyone's rights they didn't want to be politically incorrect remember there was that. Nurse that was pitchy she ended, up being right but she was furious that our government quarantined her because she could have been. At risk of having A Bola and spreading it And she threw the, biggest fed and I don't blame her I wouldn't wanna be quarantined if I didn't have to but sometimes to limit an epidemic We sometimes have to do, some things that aren't very popular And, after we had that one gentleman that. Came to New York I think it was on the,

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"peter salama" Discussed on The Science Hour

The Science Hour

04:34 min | 3 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on The Science Hour

"This podcast. Welcome to the science our on. Roland Pease ready to head off on a grand tour of science, health and technology could see if the BBC were racing to the sun and to the edge of the solar system will be seeking music for the hawk. We'll be protecting crops from invasive species, but we are in danger of running out of gas is actually a world shortage of helium at the moment, and it's really important gas needed for kinds of applications. MRI machines, particle physics experiments are the one I work on. Sarah sources of it running out was actually a real problem. Well, that's the physics of it all, but my CD our guest today is science nights at Ainsworth here to keep my biosciences straight. You've got the qualifications, which I haven't. Actually, we do need that. We start with the new and very worrying outbreak of the abode of virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is just two weeks ago, the authorities they had to Clinton early outbreak in the west of the country to be over that success was put down to the rapid response approach device after the poorly contained epidemic in west Africa in two thousand thirteen to two thousand sixteen, but now more than two and a half thousand kilometers way in north key province near the border of Uganda, they've been thirty six deaths as we record this program, some of which have already been confirmed as Ebola. It's the same strain as before, but the outbreaks probably not actually linked the problem in dealing with it as the deputy director of emergency preparedness. Peter Salama. The World Health Organization told Claudia Hammond is this outbreak is going to be far more challenging to contain and even riskier. For the medical staff involved. The outbreak is centered around Mela beco- health zone, and particularly around us Motown cooled, men Geena. That really is the epicenter of the outbreak. We are however, receiving notifications of suspected cases that go beyond this particular healthy area and health zone. So they're being investigated in there more than thirty suspected cases currently. That this outbreak is completely separate from the one that was only declared over a couple of weeks ago. Is it because it's it's so far away across the other side of the country. We don't have definitive evidence as yet, but nor do we have any reason to believe that these outbreaks connected the distance between Ecuador, province and north keeping provinces is around two thousand five hundred kilometers. We know that this outbreak is likely to have taken off towards the end of July, and there were no active cases in the Equitor outbreak. After early Jews, how worrying is this new outbreak? This outbreak is extremely concerning in the Ecuador outbreak. I spoke of number of complicating factors, logistics affected health workers were infected early, which is, of course a ruse fan publication. The fact that the sites were much close to forested area. The fact that we have multiple sides simultaneously to address in terms of outbreak response. The fact that we also had proximity to Buddha's. So in this outbreak in northern kiva province, we have all of the above, but above and beyond. All of that here, the biggest constraint is security. There are more than one hundred groups in the North Kivu province more than twenty highly active and there is of operation really of Aleppo. Unfortunately, we've many of the areas which we're going to have to cover to reach all of the context out of the eight million population of northern kiva. One million people are internally displaced, so it's a population on the move, so that must make it much more difficult to work with communities. If you've got communities. So broken up on areas of conflict, metro difficult, much of this province is in UN security level for and what that means in practice is that many of the roads will have to travel alone who require escorts. Now, staff will require security, pistol protective equipments and not just the regular PP. We're used to using any Bill. Outbreaks to protect from infection, and we'll be relying heavily on the UN to help us with negotiations if needs be with some of the armed groups in order to access the population. So what's going to happen next? So we have more than twenty people. Now in that critical town of Beni, which is our initial base of operations. We've established an incident management structure across the three levels of the organization. We've advanced funding to the field, so they have the resources to begin to respond..

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Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

The Science Hour

03:30 min | 3 years ago

Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

"Start with the new and very worrying outbreak of the abode of virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is just two weeks ago, the authorities they had to Clinton early outbreak in the west of the country to be over that success was put down to the rapid response approach device after the poorly contained epidemic in west Africa in two thousand thirteen to two thousand sixteen, but now more than two and a half thousand kilometers way in north key province near the border of Uganda, they've been thirty six deaths as we record this program, some of which have already been confirmed as Ebola. It's the same strain as before, but the outbreaks probably not actually linked the problem in dealing with it as the deputy director of emergency preparedness. Peter Salama. The World Health Organization told Claudia Hammond is this outbreak is going to be far more challenging to contain and even riskier. For the medical staff involved. The outbreak is centered around Mela beco- health zone, and particularly around us Motown cooled, men Geena. That really is the epicenter of the outbreak. We are however, receiving notifications of suspected cases that go beyond this particular healthy area and health zone. So they're being investigated in there more than thirty suspected cases currently. That this outbreak is completely separate from the one that was only declared over a couple of weeks ago. Is it because it's it's so far away across the other side of the country. We don't have definitive evidence as yet, but nor do we have any reason to believe that these outbreaks connected the distance between Ecuador, province and north keeping provinces is around two thousand five hundred kilometers. We know that this outbreak is likely to have taken off towards the end of July, and there were no active cases in the Equitor outbreak. After early Jews, how worrying is this new outbreak? This outbreak is extremely concerning in the Ecuador outbreak. I spoke of number of complicating factors, logistics affected health workers were infected early, which is, of course a ruse fan publication. The fact that the sites were much close to forested area. The fact that we have multiple sides simultaneously to address in terms of outbreak response. The fact that we also had proximity to Buddha's. So in this outbreak in northern kiva province, we have all of the above, but above and beyond. All of that here, the biggest constraint is security. There are more than one hundred groups in the North Kivu province more than twenty highly active and there is of operation really of Aleppo. Unfortunately, we've many of the areas which we're going to have to cover to reach all of the context out of the eight million population of northern kiva. One million people are internally displaced, so it's a population on the move, so that must make it much more difficult to work with communities. If you've got communities. So broken up on areas of conflict, metro difficult, much of this province is in UN security level for and what that means in practice is that many of the roads will have to travel alone who require escorts. Now, staff will require security, pistol protective equipments and not just the regular PP. We're used to using any Bill. Outbreaks to protect from infection, and we'll be relying heavily on the UN to help us with negotiations if needs be with some of the armed groups in order to access the population.

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"peter salama" Discussed on NEJM This Week - Audio Summaries

NEJM This Week - Audio Summaries

02:52 min | 3 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on NEJM This Week - Audio Summaries

"Bola research during an emergency a perspective article by charlotta hoge an international correspondent for the journal too key international actors met sasso font yet and the world health organization are testing and a bowl of vaccine during the current outbreak in the democratic republic of congo dr see in collaboration with the ministry of health they must act in a state of extreme uncertainty the situation is evolving by the hour information is hard to come by and the ethical dilemmas and practical hurdles are abundant and they are using slightly different approaches dr hogue met with rebecca gray director of research at the msf epicenter in paris in may nine days after the who was notified of two laboratory confirmed cases of a bowl of virus disease in the equatoria province of the drc people were running in and out of her office exchanging information and getting ready to travel to the drc as quickly as possible to study the effects of an ebola vaccine in real time during an outbreak the vaccine safety and efficacy were very promising when it was studied in guinea and sierra leone in two thousand fifteen but the research was conducted at the tail end of the epidemic so it was not clear how much of the reduction in transmission could be attributed to the vaccine and how much simply to the waning of the epidemic further investigation is needed grey says the hard part is how do you make a series of quick judgment calls on the spot keeping in mind the fact that you are a visitor and you want this information to be shared that is the part that is tough peter salama who deputy director general for emergency preparedness and response spoke with dr hogue from his office in geneva also in may who teams were going to start using the abol of vaccine in the drc as well the communication has to be handled very carefully since we are bringing in vaccine but it is only going to bury specific people salama says it is extremely important to get that right and getting the logistics right is even harder why the va needs more competition if perspective article by kyle sheets from the university of michigan and arbor despite independent studies showing that clinical quality in the department of veterans affairs va health system is often as good as or better than in the private sector numerous areas for improvement remain in two thousand fifteen va leaders began planning for a future in which va and private sector.

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"peter salama" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

WORT 89.9 FM

02:53 min | 3 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

"Zero zero one you get our phone answer sarah and she can tell you about all of the things that you can get as a gift but we want the best to give the best premium to be access to world news and what's happening in other people's lives outside of the us and if you're not getting what you think you need please let us know and encourage us with your financial contributions so the station does that you value international news which we have today so we should get started and here's savvy with our first headline a month after you belie break out in the democratic republic of congo dr peter salama of the world health organization told journalists in geneva on friday that the first phase protecting urban centers and towns has gone well quote has gone well and we can be cautiously optimistic end of quote there have been sixty two ebola cases in the democratic republic of congo with thirty eight confirmations in twenty seven deaths with the latest case confirmed last thursday dr salama said quote we're cautiously optimistic but there is a lot of very tough work to be in phase two before we say that we're on the top of this outbreak and we've learned the hard way in the past never to underestimate eib ally and of course he described the rural isolated communities the new focus of his efforts as amongst the most amongst the most remote territories on earth mainly inhabited by indigenous populations he said quote were taking we're talking about an enormous logistical effort required to reach every alert of a case ace and then if there is a confirmation of a case every contact of those cases and of course the international criminal court or i c c has overturned the conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity of former democratic republic of congo vice president jeanpierre bemba bemba was found guilty in twenty sixteen of crimes committed in the neighbouring central african republic from two thousand to two thousand three and he was accused of failing to prevent his rebels killing and raping but an appeals judge has now said he cannot be held responsible for their actions and that judges in the two thousand sixteen case had failed to take into account bemba's attempts to stop the crimes once he was made aware that they were taking place i see see prosecutor fatou ben souda described the.

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"peter salama" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on Here & Now

"It was able to be controlled completely using public health means and didn't require a use of a vaccine we now have vaccine and that is what is exciting an additional that can be done here but of course the fact that this is now moved into the provincial capital when as large number of people does raise a significant level of concern and it will be tough work getting people vaccinated a top official from the world health organization peter salama said recently that the vaccination effort would be very complex in part because the drug is still in those early stages here he is and there are a lot of complications with using experimental vaccine which requires to be kept in the long term at between negative sixty and negative eighty degrees celsius so this is not a simple logistically if it is a highly complex sophisticated operation in one of the most difficult terrains on doctor what's your take on the logistical challenges of this operation well first of all this is the most difficult places on earth this is in a heavy tropical rainforest without good infrastructure now the specific difficult challenge that peter talked about the temperature stability issue is a challenge i mean the good news on that is that there are special carriers that can be used to transport the vaccine out to the emergency side and keep it at that temperature and then you can't take it out of that temperature and keep it in a fridge normal fridge from two to eight degrees for a period of time as you are going ahead to use the vaccine now once you take it out of that condition once you've had it in the fridge then if you don't use it in a in a period of time you have to sposa that so we have to be very careful to try to keep it in that cold chain but there is some flexibility in doing that but it is it is going to be a very different task indeed in what's the strategy to get the vaccine to the people i've been reading about something called a ring fencing technique what is that how does it work so the the ring vaccinate.

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"peter salama" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"The world health organization has raised ebola health risk to quote very high and the democratic republic of congo so to cnn news organization said in an emergency meeting today the conditions for a public health emergency of international concern have not currently in the democratic republic of congo that's when outbreak of ebola virus disease has been identified in the last ten days vaccinate z map and experimental biopharmaceutical drug developed to combat ebola could begin as soon as today remember they said that about four thousand doses so they were going to do a kind of a ring sort of vaccination or or a ring immunization where what we do is we start at the center and then we start going out to contacts and healthcare workers and we start branching out from the bulls eye out so prior to the media world health organization raise the drc's bulla health assessment brisk to quote very high now the number today is twenty five deaths and forty five cases have been reported including three healthcare personnel among the forty five cases fourteen have been firmed mostly in the remote because zone there has been one confirmed case in bit by donka which is a city of one point two million which is why things started to get scarier as we were hitting the city of a higher population so they say the risk of international spread is particularly high since the city of mid by donka or i'm sorry van daca daca is it proximity to the congo river the congo river has significant regional traffic across porous borders so dr peter salama organization mergency preparedness and overall we're tracing more than five hundred thirty two context sweet described the effectiveness of.

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"peter salama" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on PRI's The World

"I'm marco werman and you're with the world where co production of the bbc world service pri and w h here in boston earlier this week reported that there were thirty possible new cases of bola in the democratic republic of congo today word is that there are now forty five confirmed new cases until now these cases had been confined to mostly remote areas of congo but the virus has now spread to a crossroad city of more than a million people dr peter salama's ahead of emergency preparedness and response for the world health organization he calls the latest news from congo a game changer when he bola hits area and we saw this most dramatically two thousand fourteen and fifteen in syria and liberian guinea it can have much more explosive transmission and so that's how fear with with this confirmation as the case in ben deca the provincial capital of equity province in the northwestern part of democratic republic conga the second difference is healthcare will because of being infected now that's tragic in its own right but it's also affected that causes amplification quick amplification of of transmission because healthcare workers can't have a lot of context so when a healthcare workers infected often means that that many other people can can be infected quite quickly and then the other big difference series we've got multiple sites of infection at the same time so you've got the small town of you got another small village that's entirely acceptable at the moment coolly cobo can only reach by motorcycle which takes several hours if not days we haven't been able to even landau helicopters in that village jet and then you've got the town of mandak so you but three to four different sites and we've got a stamp the up breakout in all of those places to mutinies thing you recently tweeted a photo of a bowl of vaccines being unloaded from cargo hold of planes arriving in the drc capital today of khun shahzada.

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"peter salama" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:19 min | 3 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To try and contain this outbreak and we have more from npr's jason bobbieann among public health officials the worst case able outbreak would be one that's spreading in a crowded urban environment that's a major transportation hub and has dilapidated healthcare facilities unfortunately that's what's happening right now in the northwest of the democratic republic of congo the epicenter of the outbreak has an extremely remote part of the equatorial province but then this week a new case was found nearly a hundred miles away in dhaka city of more than a million people peter salama the world health organizations deputy director general for emergencies told npr that the declaration of urban bolla is a major shift in this outbreak when you have cases moving areas the number of contacts can have so much more quickly and therefore the the increase in the transmission can be much more exponential rather than linnea and adding to the concern of health officials this city is a major port on the congo river innocence the rivers in northwest part of the other highways their nephew pedro people used them for transportation so it's quite plausible that the virus could spread down the rivers the congo river provides a direct link to the bustling mega city of kinshasa and could also potentially allow the virus to spread throughout central africa weird he would be an extremely difficult scenario for us to be able to cope with which is why the world health organization along with congolese officials and a bunch of other aid agencies are scrambling right now to try to contain this outbreak before grows much larger after four thousand doses of an experimental ebola vaccine have been shipped into the drc plans are being developed try to vaccinate hundreds if not thousands of people against the virus doctors without borders setting up isolation wards in bala treatment centers both near the epicenter of the outbreak and in the river port city of the red cross is recruiting local volunteers to collect and safely bury the dead we have now twenty volunteers trained on how to do these burials in touch is a difficult task a very difficult task karston void is the operations manager for the international federation of the red cross and the drc because you have to really follow all the security protocols when you put on your protective gear when you take it all the way you handled the.

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"peter salama" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The world health organization says any bola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo has reached a new more worrying phase after a case turned up in a port city on the congo river congolese health officials say that so far there have been forty four suspected cases of ebola since april and twenty three of those people have died aid agencies are rushing supplies and medical specialists to congo to try and contain this outbreak and we have more from npr's jason bobbieann among public health officials the worst case abol outbreak would be one that's spreading in a crowded urban environment that's a major transportation hub and has dilapidated healthcare facilities unfortunately that's what's happening right now in the north west of the democratic republic of congo the epicenter of the outbreak has an extremely remote part of the equatorial province but then this week new case was found nearly a hundred miles away in bonn daca the city of more than a million people peter salama the world health organizations deputy director general for emergencies told npr that the declaration of urban bolla is a major shift in this outbreak when you have cases in urban areas the number of contacts can amplify so much more quickly and therefore the the increase in the transmission can be much more exponential rather than linear and adding to the concern of health officials this city is a major port on the congo river innocence the rivers in the northwest part of the other highways their nephew pedro to people use them for transportation so it's quite plausible that the virus could spread down the rivers the congo river provides a direct link to the bustling mega city of kinshasa and could also potentially allow the virus to spread throughout central africa and that really would be an extremely difficult scenario for us to be able to cope with which is why the world health organization along with congolese officials a bunch of other aid agencies are scrambling right now to try to contain this outbreak before grows much larger four thousand doses of an experimental a of vaccine have been shipped into the drc plans are being developed try to vaccinate hundreds if not thousands of people against the virus doctorswithoutborders setting up isolation wards in bullet treatment centers both near the epicenter of the outbreak and in the river port city of bundle up.

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"peter salama" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The negotiations from my point of view is his final parting shot at working family so that's the nafta talks separately the administration has also engage aged in trade talks with china this week what's the goal there the administration wants to bring down it's big trade deficit with china and also improve the way that country treats american businesses technological knowhow and this has been a kind of tense faceoff between the us and china the us's slap tariffs on chinese steel and aluminum china's retaliated with tariffs on us pork and other farm products china has also basically stop buying soybeans from the us last year they bought nearly fourteen billion dollars worth now they're buying those from russia and brazil instead the white house is hoping to work out some kind of negotiated settlement to head off a broader trade war and at the same time president trump needs china's help in dealing with north korea by the way trump is still looking ahead to a summit meeting with north korean leader kim jong un next month although the north koreans have made noise about pulling out of that white house says they're proceeding if those talks are going to happen npr's scott horsely thanks as always the evola virus has spread to a city along the congo river in the democratic republic of congo that is scary because lots of people travel through a port city and the virus of course is highly contagious as you will remember from the massive outbreak in west africa a few years ago that outbreak killed more than eleven thousand people well the world health organization is working with local authorities in congo to try to stop the spread of the disease and we have reached dr peter salama he is the who's deputy director general for emergencies we've caught him on the line in geneva switzerland hey dr salama killer can you describe the city on the congo river where the outbreak appears to have spread where it's now centered gift to the provincial capital which is cold than daca.

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All Things Considered

01:54 min | 3 years ago

Can the U.S.-Europe Alliance Survive Trump? – Foreign Policy

"The negotiations from my point of view is his final parting shot at working family so that's the nafta talks separately the administration has also engage aged in trade talks with china this week what's the goal there the administration wants to bring down it's big trade deficit with china and also improve the way that country treats american businesses technological knowhow and this has been a kind of tense faceoff between the us and china the us's slap tariffs on chinese steel and aluminum china's retaliated with tariffs on us pork and other farm products china has also basically stop buying soybeans from the us last year they bought nearly fourteen billion dollars worth now they're buying those from russia and brazil instead the white house is hoping to work out some kind of negotiated settlement to head off a broader trade war and at the same time president trump needs china's help in dealing with north korea by the way trump is still looking ahead to a summit meeting with north korean leader kim jong un next month although the north koreans have made noise about pulling out of that white house says they're proceeding if those talks are going to happen npr's scott horsely thanks as always the evola virus has spread to a city along the congo river in the democratic republic of congo that is scary because lots of people travel through a port city and the virus of course is highly contagious as you will remember from the massive outbreak in west africa a few years ago that outbreak killed more than eleven thousand people well the world health organization is working with local authorities in congo to try to stop the spread of the disease and we have reached dr peter salama he is the who's deputy director general for emergencies we've caught him on the line in geneva switzerland hey dr salama killer can you describe the city on the congo river where the outbreak appears to have spread where it's now centered gift to the provincial capital which is cold than daca.

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"peter salama" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The nafta talks separately the administration has also engaged in trade talks with china this week what's the goal there the administration wants to bring down it's big trade deficit with china and also improve the way that country treats american businesses technological knowhow and this has been a kind of tense faceoff between the us and china the us's slap tariffs on chinese steel and aluminum china's retaliated with tariffs on us pork and other farm products china has also basically stop buying soybeans from the us last year they bought nearly fourteen billion dollars worth now they're buying those from russia and brazil instead the white house is hoping to work out some kind of negotiated settlement to head off a broader trade war and at the same time president trump needs china's help in dealing with north korea by the way trump is still looking ahead to a summit meeting with north korean leader kim jong un next month although the north koreans have made noise about pulling out of that white house says they're proceeding as if those talks are going to happen npr's scott horsely thanks as always the bowl of iris has spread to a city along the congo river in the democratic republic of congo that is scary because lots of people travel through a port city and the abo lavar of course is highly contagious as you will remember from the massive outbreak in west africa a few years ago that outbreak killed more than eleven thousand people now the world health organization is working with local authorities in congo to try to stop the spread of the disease and we have reached dr peter salama he is the who's deputy director general for emergencies we've caught him on the line in geneva switzerland hey dr salama killer can you describe the city on the congo river where the outbreak appears to have spread where it's now centered gave to the provincial capital which is called daca.

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"peter salama" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"With serious developments in the ebola outbreak in the large african country of democratic republic of congo the deadly virus has now reached mendonca a city of a million people so far there have been forty two cases of the virus with twenty three deaths now this case in the city dr peter salama is deputy director general for emergency preparedness at the world health organization and earlier i asked him just how serious this is this is a major development in in the outbreak we have been anticipating given the close relationship between the city of the coral mbandaka that we would face risks for ben decker to become infected and indeed now we have confirmation overnight that we have been ebola which is a very different animal from from rurally bala tell us why it's a different animal it's very different because the potential for an explosive increase in cases is now there we have more than one million inhabitants in ben decca decca also happens to be on the banks of the congo river the congo river connects to several surrounding countries including congobrazzaville and also to central african republic and through tributaries connects to major cities such as can chesa so this puts a whole different blends on this outbreak and gives us increased urgency to to move very quickly into ben decca stop this this new i have transmission what do we know about the one case in the city so far do we know anything about who it is where they've come from where they picked it up so we've already established preparing for this eventuality isolation and rudimentary case management facilities in banda we will now prioritize for the upcoming vaccination program bandera before anywhere else because as i said this is the big risk now to twenty explicit outbreak so looking at a mass vaccination program for the city isi.

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"peter salama" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:27 min | 3 years ago

"peter salama" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"This morning four thousand bull vaccines arrived in contrast the capital of the democratic republic of the congo they are being shipped to be koro the site of niebolo outbreak that was declared last week it is the first time vaccine is being deployed this early in an ebola outbreak so far there have been two confirmed cases twenty two people have died the world health organization suspects many more have come into contact with the disease dr peter salama recently returned from coral northeast of contrast he is the deputy director general for emergency preparedness and response for the world health organization we reached him in geneva deficit lamma what are you hoping that this ebola vaccine is able to accomplish in the drc i think it's important to remember that to cinci bala was discovered in nineteen seventy six really whenever we've had an outbreak the main objective of that response has been just to contain the up break from spreading now we have a real opportunity with this new vaccine to really change the paradigm and have new technology sits zach seen therapeutics offer much more to the population that are victim by this terrible disease just sending four thousand vaccines what does that going to do it get population of tens of thousands but it's really important to remember the vicious not your average run of the mill humanization program where you just xnate everyone this is a very specific strategy could ring vaccination where you identify cases then you identify everyone that has been in contact with those cases and then the context of those contexts and you stop the spread of the virus that way and this concept of ring vaccination this is what while the erotic aided smallpox nineteen seventies isn't the executive very similar strategies that radicalized smokes and it was used in the trial a couple of years ago in guinea to demonstrate that defect seen us with that strategy can be hundred percent fifty you just returned from big kara where the this is the site ground zero this recent outbreak in the democrat republican congo what can you describe what you saw what conditions that people are in this is one of the most remote and difficult terrains on a so because a small surroun.

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