Public Health Infrastructures Essential To Preventing, Controlling Future Disease Outbreaks

The Cipher Brief: Public Health Infrastructure
In an interview with The Cipher Brief, Josh Michaud, associate director for global health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation and professorial lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), discusses the lessons learned from the management of last year’s Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Michaud notes, “If there is one lesson to be learned, it is that there is no substitute for building and maintaining basic public health infrastructure in every country around the world. That is the only truly effective prevention tool for early detection and effective response to future outbreaks.” The Cipher Brief also includes a piece on lessons learned from Ebola by Kenneth Olivola, director of the JSI International Division, and colleagues, as well as an interview with Pia Wanek, director of humanitarian assistance at Global Communities, about community engagement in West Africa (10/6).

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