Pandemic Preparedness

How Seattle Can Disrupt Tuberculosis

Originally published by Project Syndicate, April 3, 2019 A major report recently published by the medical journal The Lancet finds that a tuberculosis-free world is possible. While TB is not […]

No, We Are Still Not Ready for a Global Pandemic

Four years ago, a devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed more than 11,000 people and sparked worldwide fear of a global pandemic. Worldwide, leaders committed to prioritizing preparedness to ensure this […]

Are We Prepared for the Next Global Outbreak?

On July 24, 2018 the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo officially declared the country’s ninth outbreak of Ebola closed. Just days later, a 10th outbreak […]

What is Global Health Diplomacy and Why Does It Matter?

Global Health Diplomacy: The use of various tactics by a range of actors to incent governments to achieve health goals for their citizens Learn more about Global Health Diplomacy through […]

Shuttle Diplomacy to Outsmart Epidemics

Airplanes are what first introduced me to the global reach and danger of epidemic diseases. So it seems only appropriate that airplanes also helped me do something to address this […]

Post-Ebola Reforms: Ample Analysis, Inadequate Action

Reports on the response to Ebola broadly agree on what needs to be done to deal with disease outbreaks. But Suerie Moon and colleagues find that the world is not […]