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HHS Accepts Donations of Medicine to Strategic National Stockpile

(Released 29 March 2020) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today accepted 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated by Sandoz, the Novartis generics and biosimilars division, and one million doses of chloroquine phosphate donated by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, for possible use in treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19 or for

Safe Spaces: Creating a Culture to Support Infant Feeding in Shelters

Disasters and emergency evacuations can pose feeding difficulties for the mothers of infants and young children, but these challenges can be mitigated. When public health practitioners and emergency managers work together to implement straightforward guidelines, they can meet infant feeding needs in shelters. Access to maternal and reproductive health care

Volunteers Play Integral Role in Disaster Relief and Recovery Efforts

(Released 18 September 2017) Washington, D.C. – Volunteers representing dozens of local, state, and national organizations are working alongside federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local responders to address the immediate needs of survivors affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is advising people who want to help

UTMB Researchers Develop New Candidate Vaccines Against the Plague

(Released 10 October 2016) Galveston, TX – Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed new potential vaccines that protect animals against the bacteria that causes the deadly plague. These findings are detailed in NPJ Vaccines. The plague of Black Death infamy has had the power to strike fear in

DHS Secretary Napolitano Unveils ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ Campaign PSAs

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today unveiled new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) “If You See Something, Say Somethingℱ” public awareness campaign, aimed at educating the public on the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement authorities.“Our nation’s security is a

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Announces Interim Release of Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 301 for Special Needs Populations

Release Date: August 15, 2008 Release Number: HQ-08-165Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 301: Special Needs PlanningInterim Emergency Management Planning Guide for Special Needs Populations (PDF 302KB)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the interim release of the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 301 (CPG-301): Emergency Management

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