Opinion: The intersection between global health and security

Op-Ed By Dr. Eric P. Goosby, U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis

Global health and our individual, national, and international security are inextricably linked. It’s time that we act accordingly. Dr. Eric P. Goosby, the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis, explains how a sustained approach to global health security is crucial for safeguarding health and preventing the spread of disease.

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Opinion: Putting communities at the center of disease prevention

Op-ed by Elhadj As Sy / IFRC

In the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak, the world’s capacity to prepare and respond to major health threats was described as “woefully insufficient.” Yet, despite major post-Ebola reforms, our vulnerability to these threats remains unacceptably high. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Elhadj As Sy explains why this lies in early detection and very rapid response, and why communities are at the heart of renewed efforts.

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The shifting face of pandemic threats

Article by Molly Anders / Devex

Zoonotic disease sits at the nadir of global health and pandemic security, so why does the animal pharmaceutical industry remain one-tenth the size of its human counterpart?

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Opinion: How fighting diseases globally makes everyone safer

Op-Ed By Chris Collins / Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The world is at a tipping point where flat investment in global health means the steady undoing of our opportunity to control and end the world’s deadliest epidemics. Funding for global health sees significant returns in saving lives, being cost-effective, preventing outbreaks, and promoting safety and security, says Friends of the Global Fight's Chris Collins in this guest column.

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Report Insights

By Devex

A new Devex report in partnership with PATH spoke to 40+ global health and security experts to learn more about the challenges and opportunities at the nexus of health and security. Here are five things we now know.

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