The fight against HIV, malaria and tuberculosis is more important than ever in a world increasingly affected by natural disasters, conflicts and economic crises.
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It’s time to dignify and put into action the words “there is no health without mental health” as a humanitarian imperative.
Lawrence Gostin discusses the international response to the Zika virus and the related media coverage, as well as the role of groups such as Medicins Sans Frontieres.
Ebola and Zika show that global health risks are at an all-time high. Lurking behind them are other disease threats that will not respect national boundaries.
A positive spirit is vital for Ebola recovery as the socio-economic consequences are immense. A commonly used word is “boredom” with schools shut and trade disrupted.
Ebola vaccine trials are expected to start in Guinea shortly. But there are other signs of hope: the many improvised disinfectant dispensers sprouting around homesteads.
Successfully addressing public health crises requires development of a global community organized around the ethical obligation to provide human security while maintaining accountability to beneficiaries.
While the world’s attention is on West Africa, Europe and the US, one should not forget the threat that Ebola poses to the Caribbean – an area where authorities may struggle to contain it.
Ebola reveals that the globality of global health governance is a fallacy. It is not only a health crisis, but a crisis of divisive global health governance.