by David L Heymann, Lincoln Chen, Keizo Takemi et al.
The Lancet Vol. 385, No. 9980, pp. 1884–1901, 9 May 2015
The Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa was unprecedented in both its scale and impact. Out of this human calamity has come renewed attention to global health security – its definition, meaning, and the practical implications for programmes and policy. The Lancet invited a group of respected global health practitioners to reflect on lessons learned, to explore the idea of global health security, and to offer suggestions for next steps.