Hundreds of thousands of lives can be saved from cholera infection through relatively simple health and medical community resilience practices in Haiti.
The US and global economies are more sensitive and vulnerable than ever before— economic consequences of a biological event are exponential relative to the growth rate of a pandemic outbreak. Public perception of the safety of a geographic region or food supply also impacts tourism and demand for services and goods, far outlasting the biological event itself.
Fighting the battle against pandemics in the current global environment requires international cooperation from all areas of the resilience community, as well as an increased focus on detecting and preventing outbreaks early and often.
The Race to Resilience: Pandemic Information Sharing Initiative is a collaborative effort between private sector, civil society, and governmental agencies, with a near-term focus on preparing for the upcoming flu season. Our mission is to identify innovative approaches to enhancing situational awareness by harnessing the power of social networks and other mediums, with a goal of enabling community resilience on a global level.