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The World in Medicine
January 8, 2003

A Hormone-Free Male "Pill"?

JAMA. 2003;289(2):164. doi:10.1001/jama.289.2.164-a

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (a charitable organization working to reduce the threats from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have formed a fund to ensure a prompt global response to infectious disease outbreaks, whether naturally occurring or from the intentional release of biological agents.

Until the fund of $500 000 was established, there were no contingency funds available to allow WHO to respond immediately to an infectious disease threat. With the new fund, which is intended to be replenished by WHO member-states and nongovernmental organizations, teams can be on the ground to provide medical experts and equipment within 24 hours of an outbreak.

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