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Global Defense: Building Resilience in Disaster Response Systems

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

By Amy Kircher, DrPH and Erin Mann

We recently returned from a whirlwind, 8-day trip to Sierra Leone and Rome as part of the “Building Resilience in Disaster Response Systems” project. Funded by the Paul G. Allen Ebola Program, FPDI has partnered with the Logistics Cluster of the World Food Program (WFP) to improve medical supply chain visibility, both upstream (manufacturers / suppliers) and downstream (distribution). The partnership with WFP was launched in earnest this month when WFP invited us to Sierra Leone to observe downstream operations in an Ebola-affected region and then on to Rome for several working sessions at WFP headquarters.

[Webinar] Lessons Learned from the 2014/2015 H5 Avian Influenza Outbreak - December 4, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

The H5 avian influenza outbreak in the United States has been the largest animal health emergency in the country's history and has had far reaching effects on poultry producers, communities, and food processors. This presentation will discuss what has been learned from research efforts to understand the factors that contributed to the scale of this outbreak and implications for biosecurity and business continuity moving forward.

Meet FPDI: Natallia Pintusava

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Natallia Pintusava is a Chemical Engineering student at the University of Minnesota who works on our Economically Motivated Adulteration projects. A large portion of her work at the Institute is dedicated to research on global EMA incidents and keeping the EMA incidents database up-to-date. Natallia has always been passionate about food and keeping the food system safe and reliable for consumers.