International Commission Aims To Create Global Health Risk Framework

SciDev.Net: How to plan for the next health crisis
“…Maria Freire, president of the U.S. Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, spoke of the need to become nimble in our ability to do R&D in an emergency [at a series of talks at the Royal Society on Wednesday]. How do we develop the right tools, she asked, when we don’t know which disease will become the next crisis, when it will occur, and where? Freire is part of an independent international commission on which [the] discussion was focused: the Commission on a Global Risk Framework for the Future, managed by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and actively working on a report for improving global health governance…” (Makri, 10/1).