Global health security: the wider lessons from the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic

by David L Heymann, Lincoln Chen, Keizo Takemi et al.
The Lancet Vol. 385, No. 9980, pp. 1884–1901, 9 May 2015

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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.

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