Public-Private Partnerships Play Vital Role In Ensuring Global Health Security, Julie Gerberding Says

World Economic Forum: The world is too complacent about epidemics. Here’s how to change
Julie Louise Gerberding, executive vice president and chief patient officer at MSD, discusses the importance of epidemic preparedness and the role the private sector plays in enhancing global health security. Gerberding writes, “Perhaps our biggest opportunity is this: end the futile cycle of outbreak urgency, emergency investment, and then distraction, resource diversion, and finally a return to complacent neglect. Private sector leaders engaging in strong and collective advocacy can motivate policymakers to mandate sustained health security investments — and have ample reason to do so” (2/7).

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