Fighting two viruses at once: why a global crisis needs a global response

As a global population, we have never been more dependent on the need for global knowledge transfer. The faster we learn and respond to information from other parts of the world, the more lives can be saved. Incidentally, we have also never been as prepared to connect on a global scale and share that knowledge. Continue reading Fighting two viruses at once: why a global crisis needs a global response

He knew the virus was coming. Here’s how to prevent the next one

OnFrontiers recently spoke with Dr. Dennis Carroll – former director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Emerging Threats Division. He currently serves as Director of the Global Virome Project, a global cooperative scientific initiative to massively lower risk of harm from future viral outbreaks over 10 years, and holds a PhD in molecular biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Continue reading He knew the virus was coming. Here’s how to prevent the next one

How we can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic to prepare for future global health disasters

OnFrontiers caught up with David Milestone – an expert in our network in global health and innovation – about what we can already learn from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help the world better cope with the next pandemic or global health crisis because it is never too early to start preparing. Continue reading How we can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic to prepare for future global health disasters

COVID-19 will require a multidisciplinary response

Dr. Sabine Marx is an expert who specializes in decision making and risk perception in times of crisis and uncertainty. She’s one of the experts featured on our COVID-19 Help Desk and we interviewed her to get her insights into how collaboration between different disciplines can have an immediate impact during the crisis. Continue reading COVID-19 will require a multidisciplinary response

How can international development organizations prepare their projects for the impacts of Coronavirus?

OnFrontiers spoke with Dr. Maureen Miller from our expert community – an epidemiologist and medical anthropologist – about how International Development organizations can prepare and protect their projects and beneficiaries around the world from the impacts of coronavirus.  Continue reading How can international development organizations prepare their projects for the impacts of Coronavirus?

UNLEASH Insights: What Are the Important Aspects of Sustainable Development?

When we talk about Sustainable Development, we may fall into a maze that we are too immersed with KPI or data. In fact, there are concrete aspects for sustainable development. It’s not something abstract, but in fact practical. An OnFrontiers-UNLEASH … Continue reading UNLEASH Insights: What Are the Important Aspects of Sustainable Development?

OnFrontiers Think Tank Insights-Special Edition: Social network methods for HIV case-finding among people who inject drugs in Tajikistan

“HIV testing programmes have struggled to reach the most marginalized populations at risk for HIV. Social network methods such as respondent-driven sampling (RDS) and peer-based active case-finding (ACF) may be effective in overcoming barriers to reaching these populations.” An OnFrontiers expert Mr. … Continue reading OnFrontiers Think Tank Insights-Special Edition: Social network methods for HIV case-finding among people who inject drugs in Tajikistan