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Author Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future, author.

Title The neglected dimension of global security : a framework to counter infectious disease crises / Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future
Published Washington (DC) : National Academies Press (US), [2016]


Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiv, 128 pages))
Contents 1. Introduction -- Origin of the Present Report -- Charge to the Commission -- Structure of Initiative -- Coordination with Other Initiatives -- Review Process -- Overview of the Report -- References -- 2. The Case for Investing in Pandemic Preparedness -- References -- 3. Strengthening Public Health as the Foundation of the Health System and First Line of Defense -- Despite Some Improvements, Many Countries Have Failed to Build the Necessary Public Health Capacities -- Robust Public Health Capacities Are Achievable in the Context of Building and Sustaining Strong Health Systems -- National Governments' Responsibility to Protect Their Own People and Play Their Part in Protecting Humankind by Implementing the International Health Regulations -- Closing Remarks -- ch. 3 Annex -- References -- 4. Strengthening the Global and Regional System for Outbreak Preparedness Alert, and Response -- Strengthening WHO's Capacity for Outbreak Preparedness and Response -- Coordinating with Global Actors -- Redesigning Processes and Protocols -- Mobilizing Global Financial Resources in Response to Potential Pandemics -- Closing Remarks -- ch. 4 Annex -- References -- 5. Accelerating Research and Development to Counter the Threat of Infectious Diseases -- A Pandemic Product Development Committee to Drive the R & D Strategy -- Accelerating R & D by Investing $1 Billion per Year -- Ensuring Consistent Standards for Research During Crises -- Securing Overarching Global Agreements to Expedite Approval Manufacture, and Distribution -- Closing Remarks -- References -- 6. Building a Framework for Global Health Security -- The Overall Financing Challenge -- Reversing Neglect: The Challenge of Action -- References -- APPENDIXES -- A. Public Session Agenda -- B. Workshop Agendas -- C. Background Paper: "Modeling the Economic Threat of Pandemics" / Philip Saynisch
Summary 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. In order to explore the potential for improving international management and response to outbreaks the National Academy of Medicine agreed to manage an international, independent, evidence-based, authoritative, multistakeholder expert commission. As part of this effort, the Institute of Medicine convened four workshops in summer of 2015. This commission report considers the evidence supplied by these workshops and offers conclusions and actionable recommendations to guide policy makers, international funders, civil society organizations, and the private sector
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed August 8, 2016)
Subject Epidemiology.
Diseases -- Risk factors.
World health.
Risk assessment.
International cooperation.
Communicable Disease Control
Risk Factors
Disease Outbreaks -- prevention & control
Global Health
Risk Assessment
International Cooperation
risk assessment.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Risk assessment
International cooperation
Diseases -- Risk factors
World health
Form Electronic book
Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Health and Medicine Division, issuing body.
ISBN 9780309390934