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.


Research and Analysis

October 17, 2011

By Sarah Kornblet, Julie E. Fischer and Rebecca Katz - Around the world, global health increasingly has become a part of foreign policy agendas and is included in national security, trade, and diplomacy discussions. The SARS

September 28, 2011 | EXPERT: Eric Lief

A Desmond Tutu op-ed cited Financing the Response to AI

September 20, 2011 | EXPERT: Eric Lief , EXTERNAL: Grace Arnold , EXPERT: Julie E. Fischer , EXTERNAL: Rebecca Katz , EXPERT: Sarah Kornblet

Stimson's Global Health Security program, with Rebecca Katz of George Washington University, published a new analysis on Defi

August 15, 2011 | EXPERT: Eric Lief , EXTERNAL: Jennifer Kates

The latest analysis of global AIDS assistance financing for 2010 has been released by UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

June 22, 2011 | EXPERT: Julie E. Fischer , EXTERNAL: Rebecca Katz

In 2008, the world's urban population exceeded its rural population for the first time. The United Nations estimates that about 15% of the world's population now lives in "megacities" of 10 million or more people, or in near-megacities of 5-10 million.

June 8, 2011

By Julie E. Fischer - This week marks the 30th year of living in a world transformed by awareness of AIDS - and of understanding that the devastating pandemic actually began decades earlier.

June 2, 2011 | EXPERT: Julie E. Fischer , EXTERNAL: Rebecca Katz , EXPERT: Sarah Kornblet

In an era of routine air travel and disease multipliers born of human behaviors, a public health crisis anywhere in the world is a potential problem everywhere.

March 9, 2011

By Kevin Wickel - In November 2010, Senator Richard Lugar and a team of Pentagon officials travelled to biological research facilities in Kenya and Uganda to highlight the regional bioterrorism threat. The Department of Defense has subsequently announced that the

March 7, 2011

By Karen Masterson - For decades, the global health community has sought affordable drugs to obliterate malaria-causing microbes - which include strains so virulent and fast acting they can kill a child the same day symptoms appear.

February 9, 2011

In 2005, the World Health Organization adopted the revised InternationalHealth Regulations, or IHR (2005), to establish obligationsfor detecting and responding to public health emergencies ofinternational concern.

February 9, 2011

The 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak tested the revised International Health Regulations [IHR (2005)] robustly for the first time.

January 18, 2011

The sustainable finance for health arm of the Global Health Security teams works to produce quantitative analysis of a growing and changing donor landscape as it pertains to sustainable development financing, health and security.

January 18, 2011

Greater economic integration, changing human behavior and technological innovation present unique challenges for the 21st century. Constituting a web of interdependency and transfer of risk, the Global Health

January 18, 2011

Beijing's 2008 decision to maintain a somewhat liberalized version of its One-Child Policy surprised both Chinese and foreign demographers. Was the decision the product of a strategic calculation, or simply bureaucratic inertia? And was Beijing's decision a smart one?  
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