Most states are still failing to meet minimum international standards to detect, assess, report, or respond to major public health threats. At least five underlying factors seem to be quickening up the risk of pandemics: globalization, high-density living, massive environmental degradation, climate change and  population displacement. The cycle of neglect, carelessness, and panic that follow pandemics is lethal — not just on the frontline where outbreaks occur, but to populations across the planet.
Read the full article from our Advisory Committee member Robert Muggah on Devex Opinion.