Health

Infectious Diseases

Experts in this Topic

Luciana L. Borio
Luciana L. Borio

Senior Fellow for Global Health

David P. Fidler
David P. Fidler

Senior Fellow for Global Health and Cybersecurity

  • Immigration and Migration
    Growing Up and Moving Out: The Critical Link Between Health and Migration
    Migration is seen as the product of desperate circumstances, but increasingly it is the byproduct of success—improved child survival followed by a booming young-adult population.
  • Health
    Renewing America Series: Public Health as a Public Good—What's at Stake?
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    The COVID-19 pandemic amplified health disparities and renewed conversations about the limitations of current public health systems after decades of disinvestment. Panelists explore the idea of reframing public health as a public good to drive investment, modernization, and encourage better coordination across health systems. With its Renewing America initiative, CFR is evaluating nine critical domestic issues that shape the ability of the United States to navigate a demanding, competitive, and dangerous world.  
  • Public Health Threats and Pandemics
    Data's Role in Preventing the Next Pandemic
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    Over the past fifteen years, global health has been threatened by Ebola epidemics in West Africa, the emergence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the spread of Zika through the Americas,and the 2009 influenza pandemic. The tolls of each event have been exacerbated by inadequate data systems. Ongoing struggles to track the global spread of COVID-19 demonstrate the need to fix problems in existing surveillance for infectious diseases.