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Review – Epidemics in Modern Asia

Though Peckham’s cultural history of disease contains conceptual shortcomings, his historical account is still an unconventional yet insightful read.

Follow the People to Go beyond What We Have Already Done

Follow the People to Go beyond What We Have Already Done

The fight against HIV, malaria and tuberculosis is more important than ever in a world increasingly affected by natural disasters, conflicts and economic crises.

The Securitisation of Swine Flu?

The Securitisation of Swine Flu?

With the emergence of swine flu in April 2009, international actors have quickly scrambled to develop and implement health measures in an attempt to minimise or eliminate the possibility of a full-blow pandemic. In particular, during these early stages states and the World Health Organization (WHO) appear to have begun the process of engaging swine flu with political priority. This raises two interrelated points: is swine flu being securitised and if so, why?

Swine flu calls into question the meaning of global health security

Swine flu calls into question the meaning of global health security

The current swine flu outbreak takes place amidst ongoing international efforts to establish a system of global health security. While considerable progress towards this goal has been made, serious unresolved problems mean that the concept and practice of global health security is likely to face severe challenges.

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