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Title:

Establishing a theoretical foundation for measuring global health security: a scoping review

Authors:
Sanjana J. Ravi, Diane Meyer, Elizabeth Cameron, Michelle Nalabandian, Beenish Pervaiz, Jennifer B. Nuzzo
Date posted:
July 17, 2019
Publication type:
Article
Publication:

BMC Public Health

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7216-0
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Introduction:

Since the 2014–2016 West Africa Ebola epidemic, the concept of measuring health security capacity has become increasingly important within the broader context of health systems-strengthening, enhancing responses to public health emergencies, and reducing global catastrophic biological risks. Efforts to regularly and sustainably track the evolution of health security capabilities and capacities over time – while also accounting for political, social, and environmental risks – could help countries progress toward eliminating sources of health insecurity. We sought to aggregate evidence-based principles that capture a country’s baseline public health and healthcare capabilities, its health security system performance before and during infectious disease crises, and its broader social, political, security, and ecological risk environments.

 

 

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