Global Health Security

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Global Health Security

The rapid global movement of people, animals, and goods increases the risks that a local public health crisis could escalate into a worldwide catastrophe. In 2012, the Stimson Global Health Security Program explored the costs of strengthening health systems in developing nations -- and the costs of failing to do so.

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Research and Analysis

March 10, 2016 | EXPERT: Melissa S. Hersh

They came. They saw. They left.

March 7, 2016 | EXPERT: Melissa S. Hersh

By Melissa S. Hersh: 

May 15, 2013 | EXPERT: Julie E. Fischer

We need a coherent global health strategy that looks beyond each crisis to the bigger picture. The US has invested billions of dollars in confronting health threats abroad - one disease at a time

May 15, 2013 | EXPERT: Sarah Kornblet

On September 19th, the United Nations General Assembly convened global leaders to confront an emerging health issue with major socioeconomic implications for only the second time in history.

May 15, 2013 | EXPERT: Julie E. Fischer

We need a coherent global health strategy that looks beyond each crisis to the bigger picture. The 2003 SARS outbreak, when a new and virulent pneumonia spread by international travelers killed hundreds and wreaked havoc on Asian economic growth, illustrated the vulnerability of even developed nations to emerging infections.

July 25, 2012

Stimson was pleased to host the reception and launch of One Billion Strong's HIV/AIDS, Disability and Discrimination: A Thematic Guide on Inclusive Law, Policy, and Programming.

July 23, 2012 | EXPERT: Sarah Kornblet

This week, the eyes of the health community will be on Washington, DC, as the United States hosts the International AIDS Conference for the first time in 22 years.

June 21, 2012 | EXPERT: Julie E. Fischer , EXTERNAL: Rebecca Katz , EXPERT: Sarah Kornblet

The revised International Health Regulations (IHR [2005]) conferred new responsibilities on member states of the World Health Organization, requiring them to develop core capacities to detect, assess, report, and respond to public health emergencies.

May 22, 2012

Stimson hosted a book event to discuss topics explored in the new book, Security and Development in Global Politics, which looks at seven core international issues from the point of view of security and development: aid, humanitarian assistance, governance, health, poverty, trade and res

January 9, 2012

By Karen Masterson - The November 2011 newsletter of Roll Back Malaria - a partnership sponsored by the World Health Organization, the United Nations and the World Bank - contains the following headline: "Nearly

December 16, 2011

By Meghan Seltzer - The Seventh Review Conference of the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention (BTWC) is currently underway in Geneva, Switzerland, through December 22.  At this meeting, countries are discussing a range of issues concerning the BTWC, which is one of two treaties

November 30, 2011 | EXPERT: Allen Moore , EXPERT: Sarah Kornblet

The Stimson Center project, Iran and America: A Dialogue about Disability, held in partnership with BlueLaw International LLP, the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and Iranian partner organizations, assembled civil society leaders, academics, and other experts for a US-Iran cros

November 29, 2011 | EXPERT: Allen Moore , EXPERT: Sarah Kornblet

The Stimson Center project, Iran and America: A Dialogue about Disability, held in partnership with BlueLaw International LLP, the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and Iranian partner organizations,
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