The Middle East Consortium on Infectious Disease Surveillance (MECIDS) has been recognized by the Computerworld Honors Program for its work to create a unique technology to enhance data-sharing and epidemiological surveillance.
Former Senator Sam Nunn spoke to conference participants from 29 countries about the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and the steps that should be taken to reduce nuclear dangers and begin to make that vision a reality.
Pete Peterson and Warren Buffett have each committed $2.5 million in 2008 and $2.5 million in 2009 to the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). The Peterson-Buffett grant will support projects to prevent catastrophic nuclear terrorism and help raise public awareness about the urgent need for comprehensive steps to reduce nuclear dangers.
The Google Foundation today announced a $2.5 million grant to NTI's Global Health and Security Initiative (GHSI) to greatly enhance its work to rapidly detect, identify and respond to infectious disease outbreaks in Southeast Asia.