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Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola


  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780190604882
  • Year: 2016
  • Pages: 312

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The 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa shocked the world with its devastation and its rapid migration to multiple continents. As the systems meant to respond to this sort of epidemic failed, the disease exposed not just weaknesses in international infectious disease surveillance and management, but the failures of governments, humanitarian organizations, and international institutions to handle the legal, ethical, and economic questions that arose with an event of this scale.

Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola unites the insights of Ebola’s first responders with those the world’s foremost experts in law, economics, vaccine development, and global migration to identify missed opportunities from the Ebola crisis — and to apply these lessons to emerging infectious disease threats. Framed with critical discussions of both the global health financing infrastructures that precipitated the response and the ethical and human rights dilemmas that resulted from it, this volume is much more than postmortem to an outbreak: it is a vital, sometimes damning examination of where we’ve been and where we’re going in the face of emerging infectious diseases.

  • The first and most comprehensive volume to wrestle with political and ethical questions arising from the international community’s flawed response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak
  • Topic-based chapters from first responders as well as global leaders in economics, infectious disease, and vaccine development
  • Includes discussions of both global health funding and emerging ethical dilemmas which contextualize this issue more thoroughly than any work to date
  • A vital new work for students and scholars of public health and international law, aid workers, and government officials