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The Neglected Dimension of Global Security:
A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises

The Ebola crisis in West Africa was both a tragedy and a wakeup call, revealing dangerous deficiencies across global systems to prevent, prepare, and respond to infectious disease crises. To address these shortcomings and inform a more effective response in the future, the National Academy of Medicine convened the Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future (GHRF Commission)鈥攁n independent, international group of experts in finance, governance, R&D, health systems, and the social sciences.

The Commission鈥檚 report, , was听published on January 13, 2016. The report highlights the essential role of pandemic preparedness in national security and economic stability鈥攁 critical but often under-examined dimension of the global conversation post-Ebola. Importantly, the report demonstrates that the impact of infectious disease crises goes far beyond human health alone鈥攁nd that mitigation, likewise, requires the mobilization and long-term commitment of multiple sectors.

Workshop Summaries

As part of its , the Commission received input from evidence-gathering workshops on the following topics: ; ; ; and . Published summaries of these workshops are now available.

Videos from U.S. and Asia Report Release Events

Commissioners

The GHRF Commission was made up of 17 international experts in governance; finance; disease control; surveillance; workforce mobilization; humanitarian and pandemic response; health systems; public-private partnerships; social science; and research, development, acquisition, and distribution. Commissioners were screened for conflicts of interest to ensure their independence.听

Peter Sands, MPA (Chair)
Former Group Chief Executive Officer
Standard Chartered PLC
Senior Fellow
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Oyewale Tomori, DVM, PhD (Vice Chair)
President
Nigeria Academy of Sciences

Ximena Aguilera, MD
Director, Center of Epidemiology and Public Health Policies
Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile

Irene Akua Agyepong,DrPh, MBChB, FGCPS
Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate
Ghana Health Service

Yvette Chesson Wureh,听JD
Establishment Coordinator
Angie Brooks International Centre for Women鈥檚 Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace & Security
C/O The University of Liberia

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
Kolokotrones University Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Cofounder of Partners in Health

Maria Freire, PhD
President
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD
President
University of Miami

Lawrence Gostin, JD
University Professor of Global Health Law
Georgetown University
Faculty Director
O鈥橬eill Institute on National and Global Law

Gabriel Leung, MD, MPH
Dean
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
University of Hong Kong

Francis Omaswa, MBBCh, MMed, FRCS, FCS
Executive Director
African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation

Melissa Parker,DPhil
Reader in Medical Anthropology
Department of Global Health and Development
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Sujatha Rao, MA, MPA
Former听Secretary
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India

Daniel Ryan, MA
Head of R&D 鈥 Life & Health and Big Data
Swiss Re

Jeanette Vega, MD, MPH, PhD
Director
Chilean National Health Fund

Suwit Wibulpolprasert, MD
Vice Chair
International Health Policy Program Foundation
Health Intervention and Technology Assessment
Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

Tadataka听Yamada, MD
Venture Partner
Frazier Life Sciences

 

International Oversight Group

The NAM formed an International Oversight Group (IOG), a global body of experts, to ensure the independence and objectivity of the Commission, and to protect integrity and maintain public confidence in the process.

  • Victor Dzau听(Chair), President, National Academy听of Medicine
  • Judith Rodin听(Vice-Chair), President, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Fazle Hasan Abed,听Founder of BRAC and Chairman of BRAC Bank Limited
  • Arnaud Bernaert,听Senior Director, Head of Global Health and Healthcare Industries, World Economic Forum听
  • Chris Elias,听President of the Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Jeremy Farrar,听President, Wellcome Trust听
  • Shigeru Omi,听President, Japan Community Health Care Organization
  • Paul Polman,听CEO, Unilever
  • Tan Chorh Chuan,听President, National University of Singapore
  • Miriam Were,听Chancellor, Moi University
  • Mirta Roses,听Former Director-General, Pan American Health Organization
  • Shen Xiaoming,听Professor of Pediatrics, Xin Hua Hospital and Shanghai Children鈥檚 Medical Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

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Sponsors

  • Mr. Ming Wai Lau

Staff

Ceci Mundaca-Shah,听Project Director
V. Ayano Ogawa,听Associate Program Officer
Patrick Kelley,听Director, Board on Global Health

 


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