The Affordable Care Act and Global Health – David Fidler

The Affordable Care Act and Global Health – David Fidler

…rience, sober analysis drives this disinterest rather than snarky, Michael Moore-ish contempt for the U.S. health care system. So, I doubt foreign perspectives on the American health care system will change much whether the Supreme Court upholds or strikes down the ACA’s individual mandate. In other contexts, such as death penalty litigation, American jurisprudence has experienced a rumble over the place of foreign and international law in c…

Volume V, Issue 2: Spring 2012

Volume V, Issue 2: Spring 2012

…levik Sustainability of Sub-Regional Disease Surveillance Networks Melinda Moore, David J. Dausey, Bounlay Phommasack, Sok Touch, Lu Guoping, Soe Lwin Nyein, Kumnuan Ungchusak, Nguyen Dang Vung, and Moe Ko Oo Exploring the Construction of Transparency: An Analysis of Health Managers’ Narratives Taryn Vian Regional Health Meetings in the Pacific and their Impact on Health Governance Joel Negin, Chris Morgan, and Rob Condon Commentaries A WHO/UNICEF…

Sustainability of Sub-Regional Disease Surveillance Networks

Sustainability of Sub-Regional Disease Surveillance Networks

Sustainability of Sub-Regional Disease Surveillance Networks Melinda Moore, David J. Dausey, Bounlay Phommasack, Sok Touch, Lu Guoping, Soe Lwin Nyein, Kumnuan Ungchusak, Nguyen Dang Vung, and Moe Ko Oo Sub-regional disease surveillance networks are an emerging trend in global public health. The Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance cooperation (MBDS) is one such network, which despite notable successes over the past ten years faces challenges in sus…

From Surat to Yumen: Plagued by Paranoia

…e Infectious Disease Hospital in New Delhi, October 1994 | Photo: AP/ John Moore Laurie Garrett and Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellows for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations In mid-July, the Chinese city of Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu sealed itself off and placed 151 people in quarantine after a man was exposed to a Himalayan marmot and died of the pneumonic plague. Official media reported that the city’s 30,000 residents have…

From Surat

…A young Indian man suspected of carrying pneumonic plague in the plague ward of the Infection Disease Hospital in New Delhi, October 1994. Photo: AP/ John Moore