Scared and Unprepared

Chastened by ineffectual responses to infectious disease outbreaks, the industrialized nations of the G7 agreed in 2014 to evaluate their preparedness through the Global Health Security Agenda.
This new initiative, which calls for countries to self-report levels of readiness for a global health crisis, leaves lots of room for vagueness and bias, according to Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy at the Center for Global Development.
“[G]enerating hard data on system performance—not just rough qualitative approximation—is key to making this global effort successful,” she says.
Center for Global Development

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