Global health security

The wider lessons from the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic

David L. Heymann, Lincoln Chen, Keizo Takemi, David P. Fidler, Jordan W. Tappero, Mathew J. Thomas, Thomas A. Kenyon, Thomas R. Frieden, Derek Yach, Sania Nishtar, Alex Kalache, Piero L. Olliaro, Peter Horby, Els Torreele, Lawrence O. Gostin, Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda, Daniel Carpenter, Simon Rushton, Louis Lillywhite, Bhimsen Devkota & 4 others Khalid Koser, Rob Yates, Ranu S. Dhillon, Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya

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Abstract

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. For example, how does a government begin to strengthen its core public health capacities, as demanded by the International Health Regulations? What counts as a global health security concern? In the context of the governance of global health, including WHO reform, it will be important to distil lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak. The Lancet invited a group of respected global health practitioners to reflect on these lessons, to explore the idea of global health security, and to offer suggestions for next steps. Their contributions describe some of the major threats to individual and collective human health, as well as the values and recommendations that should be considered to counteract such threats in the future. Many different perspectives are proposed. Their common goal is a more sustainable and resilient society for human health and wellbeing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1884-1899
Number of pages16
JournalThe Lancet
Volume385
Issue number9980
DOIs
StatePublished - May 9 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Disease Outbreaks
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Western Africa
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Global Health

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Heymann, D. L., Chen, L., Takemi, K., Fidler, D. P., Tappero, J. W., Thomas, M. J., ... Rannan-Eliya, R. P. (2015). Global health security: The wider lessons from the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic. The Lancet, 385(9980), 1884-1899. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60858-3

Global health security : The wider lessons from the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic. / Heymann, David L.; Chen, Lincoln; Takemi, Keizo; Fidler, David P.; Tappero, Jordan W.; Thomas, Mathew J.; Kenyon, Thomas A.; Frieden, Thomas R.; Yach, Derek; Nishtar, Sania; Kalache, Alex; Olliaro, Piero L.; Horby, Peter; Torreele, Els; Gostin, Lawrence O.; Ndomondo-Sigonda, Margareth; Carpenter, Daniel; Rushton, Simon; Lillywhite, Louis; Devkota, Bhimsen; Koser, Khalid; Yates, Rob; Dhillon, Ranu S.; Rannan-Eliya, Ravi P.

In: The Lancet, Vol. 385, No. 9980, 09.05.2015, p. 1884-1899.

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Heymann, DL, Chen, L, Takemi, K, Fidler, DP, Tappero, JW, Thomas, MJ, Kenyon, TA, Frieden, TR, Yach, D, Nishtar, S, Kalache, A, Olliaro, PL, Horby, P, Torreele, E, Gostin, LO, Ndomondo-Sigonda, M, Carpenter, D, Rushton, S, Lillywhite, L, Devkota, B, Koser, K, Yates, R, Dhillon, RS & Rannan-Eliya, RP 2015, 'Global health security: The wider lessons from the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic', The Lancet, vol. 385, no. 9980, pp. 1884-1899. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60858-3
Heymann DL, Chen L, Takemi K, Fidler DP, Tappero JW, Thomas MJ et al. Global health security: The wider lessons from the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic. The Lancet. 2015 May 9;385(9980):1884-1899. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60858-3
Heymann, David L. ; Chen, Lincoln ; Takemi, Keizo ; Fidler, David P. ; Tappero, Jordan W. ; Thomas, Mathew J. ; Kenyon, Thomas A. ; Frieden, Thomas R. ; Yach, Derek ; Nishtar, Sania ; Kalache, Alex ; Olliaro, Piero L. ; Horby, Peter ; Torreele, Els ; Gostin, Lawrence O. ; Ndomondo-Sigonda, Margareth ; Carpenter, Daniel ; Rushton, Simon ; Lillywhite, Louis ; Devkota, Bhimsen ; Koser, Khalid ; Yates, Rob ; Dhillon, Ranu S. ; Rannan-Eliya, Ravi P. / Global health security : The wider lessons from the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic. In: The Lancet. 2015 ; Vol. 385, No. 9980. pp. 1884-1899.
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