New Paper Examines Overlapping Priorities In Medical Intelligence, National Security, Global Health

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine: Medical intelligence, security, and global health: the foundations of a new health agenda
In a recently published paper, Gemma Bowsher and colleagues of the King’s Centre for Global Health examine how medical intelligence, security agendas, and global health priorities overlap, writing, “Here, we outline some of the ways in which this has happened in the recent past during the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa and in the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. intelligence services. We evaluate medical intelligence and the role it can play in global health security; we also attempt to define a framework that illustrates how medical intelligence can be incorporated into foreign policy action in order [to] delineate the boundaries and scope of this growing field” (July 2016).