Global Health Risk Framework: Governance for Global Health

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2016 May 11.


Since the 2014 Ebola outbreak many public- and private-sector leaders have seen a need for improved management of global public health emergencies. The effects of the Ebola epidemic go well beyond the three hardest-hit countries and beyond the health sector. Education, child protection, commerce, transportation, and human rights have all suffered. The consequences and lethality of Ebola have increased interest in coordinated global response to infectious threats, many of which could disrupt global health and commerce far more than the recent outbreak.

In order to explore the potential for improving international management and response to outbreaks the National Academy of Medicine agreed to manage an international, independent, evidence-based, authoritative, multistakeholder expert commission. As part of this effort, the Institute of Medicine convened four workshops in summer of 2015 to inform the commission report. The presentations and discussions from the Governance for Global Health Workshop are summarized in this report.

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Grants and funding

This activity was supported by Grant No. 10002589 from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grant No. 10002593 from the Ford Foundation, Grant No. 10002605 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Grant No. 10002606 from Mr. Ming Wai Lau, a grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Grant No. 10002603 from The Rockefeller Foundation, Contract No. 10002604 with the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Grant No. 10002596 from the Wellcome Trust.