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Global Health Security

A Blueprint for the Future

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674976610

Publication Date: 09/28/2021

Academic Trade

352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 illus., 1 map, 8 tables


  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The Great Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020
  • I. Growing Threats
    • 1. The Impending Threat
    • 2. The Human Link
    • 3. Humanity’s Biggest Killer
    • 4. Disease by Decision: Human-Induced Threats to Biosafety and Biosecurity
    • 5. Antimicrobial Resistance: Superbugs and the Imperative to Stop Them
    • 6. The Climate Crisis
  • II. From Risk to Action
    • 7. Governing Global Health Security
    • 8. International Pathogen Sharing and Global Health Equity
    • 9. Universal Health Coverage
    • 10. Global Medical War Chest
  • In and beyond the Age of COVID-19: What Does the Future Hold?
  • Appendix: Tabletop Exercises to Prepare for the Impact
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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