A Blueprint for Global Health Security

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Lawrence O. Gostin, JD

It’s a New Era for Mental Health at Work

In early December 2019, a cluster of cases of novel pneumonia began circulating in Wuhan, China, which we now know as COVID-19. Within months, this microscopic novel coronavirus would travel globally, infecting many millions of people, devastating human health and the economy. And so began the Great Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020.

In my book, Global Health Security: A Blueprint for the Future (Harvard, 2021), I offer a comprehensive plan for a more secure world, including four action agendas outlined below.

National Health Systems at the Foundation

Robust national health systems are the foundation for a safer world. The International Health Regulations (IHR) — a binding World Health Organization (WHO) treaty —...

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