Roots, Not Parachutes: Research Collaborations Combat Outbreaks

Cell. 2016 Jun 30;166(1):5-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.06.029.


Recent infectious disease epidemics illustrate how health systems failures anywhere can create disease vulnerabilities everywhere. We must therefore prioritize investments in health care infrastructure in outbreak-prone regions of the world. We describe how "rooted" research collaborations can establish capacity for pathogen surveillance and facilitate rapid outbreak responses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Africa, Western / epidemiology
  • Biomedical Research*
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Epidemiological Monitoring
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / epidemiology
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / physiopathology
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / virology
  • Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral / physiopathology
  • Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral / virology
  • International Cooperation
  • Virology / education