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Create DateMarch 17, 2016


Anna Nicholson, Megan Reeve Snair, and Jack Hermann, Rapporteurs; Board on Health Sciences Policy; Institute of Medicine; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine


Since the 2014 Ebola outbreak many public- and private-sector leaders have seen a need for improved management of global public health emergencies. The effects of the Ebola epidemic go well beyond the three hardest-hit countries and beyond the health sector. Education, child protection, commerce, transportation, and human rights have all suffered. The consequences and lethality of Ebola have increased interest in coordinated global response to infectious threats, many of which could disrupt global health and commerce far more than the recent outbreak.