The Neglected Dimension of Global Security: A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises

by the Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future; National Academy of Medicine, Secretariat (2016)

143 pp. 1.4 MB

Since the 2014 Ebola outbreak many public- and private-sector leaders have seen a need for improved management of global public health emergencies. The effects of the Ebola epidemic go well beyond the three hardest-hit countries and beyond the health sector. Education, child protection, commerce, transportation, and human rights have all suffered. The consequences and lethality of Ebola have increased interest in coordinated global response to infectious threats, many of which could disrupt global health and commerce far more than the recent outbreak.

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