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Emergent BioSolutions Unveils Expanded Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing

Today, one of the BARDA-supported Centers for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) unveiled its expanded facility.  The CIADMs were designed to increase national security and enhance our nation’s ability to respond to public health threats by making our domestic infrastructure for development and manufacturing nimble and flexible. Learn More >>

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Hurricane Preparedness Week 2017

When hurricanes strike, they can  threaten your health and safety, or the health and safety of your loved ones.  Remember that people who are healthy, connected and prepared before a disaster are more likely to weather the storm safely.  By taking some time to get ready, you can make yourself, your family and ultimately your community better able to recover from a hurricane.  Learn More >>


The Link between Mental and Behavioral Health and National Health Security:  3 Key Planning Considerations

Our physical and psychological well-being are inseparable. Public health and healthcare systems can use their resources to help improve a community’s mental, behavioral, and social health using three key steps.  Learn More >>


Zika Preparedness Tip: Prevent Mosquito Bites

Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites. Learn more about the active ingredients you should look for in EPA-registered insect repellents and what clothing provides the best protection. Learn More >>

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Historic Indigenous Mobilization Confronts Spiraling Threats To Rights and Resources in Brazil

“We call on Brazilian society and the international community to unite with the struggle of native peoples in defense of traditional territories, Mother Earth, and the well-being of all forms of life.”

The recent barbaric attack on a peaceful land occupation of the Gamela people is the latest example of the drastic and intensifying threats to the fundamental human rights and territorial protections of indigenous peoples in Brazil. As they confront political and physical threats unprecedented since the fall of the country’s military dictatorship, Brazil’s minorities remain resolute in their determination to resist the repressive political regime spearheaded by President Michel Temer’s administration.

To that end, four days of intense activities and protest marked the latest “Free Land Encampment,” the largest gathering in the fourteen-year history of this yearly mobilization. More than 4,000 representatives of nearly 200 ethnicities converged on the capital city Brasilia, demonstrating the power and diversity of Brazil’s National Indigenous Movement (MNI).