PD 23 - Future Directions for Global Health Security
2 years ago
Global Health Security has come back into focus in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are discussions under way to explore new and broader concepts of health security: clearly the approach must be more multisectoral and multi-disciplinary. The interface between traditional security challenges and global health threats is being explored in new ways. Based on the experiences of the COVID-19 response some countries have created new agencies or have upgraded health security within the security frameworks of preparedness and response. New forms of cooperation are also emerging between high income and LMIC, especially regional bodies play an important role in such approaches. The interface between academic work and decision makers is also gaining new dimensions. This panel will aim to provide direction for lessons to be implemented at national, regional and global level.