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Global Health Security Requires Strengthened National Health Systems, Global Governance, R&D Capacities

PLOS Medicine: Toward a Common Secure Future: Four Global Commissions in the Wake of Ebola
Lawrence O. Gostin, professor and director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and director of the WHO Collaborating Center on Public Health and Human Rights, and colleagues discuss global health preparedness, pulling recommendations from four commissions that reviewed the Ebola outbreak response. The authors write, “To make the world safer, we need robust health systems; an empowered WHO, with strengthened response capacities; a well-funded and planned research and development strategy; and system-wide accountability” (5/19).