The world has experienced global health crises ranging from novel influenzas (H5N1 and H1N1) and coronaviruses (SARS and MERS) to the Ebola and Zika viruses. In each case, governments and international organizations seemed unable to react quickly and decisively. Health crises have unmasked critical vulnerabilities— weak health systems, failures of leadership, and political overreaction and underreaction. The Global Health Risk Framework Commission, for which the National Academy of Medicine served as the secretariat, recently set out a comprehensive strategy to safeguard human and economic security from pandemic threats.
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Scholarly Commons Citation
Gostin, Lawrence O.; Mundaca-Shah, Carmen C.; and Kelley, Patrick W., "Neglected Dimensions of Global Security: The Global Health Risk Framework Commission" (2016). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 1774.