emergency preparedness

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Epidemic training helps contain Nipah outbreak

Learn how the U.S. works closely with India to help fight epidemic threats, containing a recent outbreak of Nipah, a virus that has no cure or vaccine.
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Indo-Pacific nations partner to keep the peace with naval exercise

The United States is bringing together the nations of the Indo-Pacific for the largest international naval exercise in the world. Working together, the 26 nations will practice disaster relief, anti-piracy and countering aggression.
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3, 2, 1: Bangladesh is taking off

The launch of Bangladesh's first communications satellite is helping the South Asian country reach new heights of prosperity.
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Tiny hospital can go anywhere, unfold in minutes

What if hospitals could travel as well as shipping containers? The Smart Pod is a state-of-the-art mobile health clinic designed to go wherever the next health emergency may be.
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U.S. hospital ship prepares to save lives in Indo-Pacific

Mobile hospital ship USNS Mercy is heading to the Indo-Pacific to save lives. The state-of-the-art ship anchors an international team setting sail for the 2018 Pacific Partnership, a disaster-response exercise.
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Hands-on humanitarian Ken Isaacs delivers aid worldwide

For two decades, Ken Isaacs was a well driller. A month volunteering in Africa led him to a career switch to a charity delivering humanitarian aid worldwide. Now he is the U.S. choice to lead the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration.
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U.S., China prepare together to respond to disasters

The United States and China wrapped up a week of live rescue simulations and academic discussions to promote disaster response skills.
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Is your country ready for a pandemic?

The Global Health Security Agenda aims to ensure all countries can prevent, detect and respond quickly to outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Boy maneuvering boat out of a flooded house in Vietnam (© AP Images)

Satellite partnership keeps Vietnam a step ahead of floods

Vietnam and its neighbors have always been vulnerable to water disasters, but a new satellite data partnership is helping the region be ready.