Collaboration Among Private, Public Sectors, Communities Must Be Improved To Fight Disease Outbreaks, Experts Say At Clinton Global Initiative
Devex: The importance of unlikely allies in pandemic response
“…Reflecting on [their Ebola] experience, while dealing with Zika, and preparing for what lies ahead, global health leaders gathered [at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York] noted an opportunity — and an imperative — to boost collaboration between the private sector, the public sector, and communities themselves. That combination proved vital to defeating Ebola and shook up business as usual in disease response. But it was chaotic in its first instance. … Now, public health professionals here told Devex, cooperation now needs to be codified and normalized…” (Cheney, 9/21).