Global Health Security

Recognizing Vulnerabilities, Creating Opportunities

  • Anthony J. Masys
  • Ricardo Izurieta
  • Miguel Reina Ortiz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Emerging Threats

  3. Mitigation, Preparedness and Response and Recovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Jennifer Marshall, Jacqueline Wiltshire, Jennifer Delva, Temitope Bello, Anthony J. Masys
      Pages 143-161
    3. Sara Spowart
      Pages 163-186
    4. Marie-jo Medina, Helena Legido-Quigley, Li Yang Hsu
      Pages 209-229
    5. Joergen Schlundt, Moon Y. F. Tay, Hu Chengcheng, Chen Liwei
      Pages 231-274
  4. Exploring the Technology Landscape for Solutions

  5. Leadership and Partnerships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. James Stikeleather, Anthony J. Masys
      Pages 387-425
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 427-430

About this book


With our highly connected and interdependent world, the growing threat of infectious diseases and public health crisis has shed light on the requirement for global efforts to manage and combat highly pathogenic infectious diseases and other public health crisis on an unprecedented level. Such disease threats transcend borders. Reducing global threats posed by infectious disease outbreaks – whether naturally caused or resulting from a deliberate or accidental release – requires efforts that cross the disaster management pillars: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

This book addresses the issues of global health security along 4 themes: Emerging Threats; Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery; Exploring the Technology Landscape for Solutions; Leadership and Partnership. The authors of this volume highlight many of the challenges that confront our global security environment today.  These range from politically induced disasters, to food insecurity, to zoonosis and terrorism.  More optimistically, the authors also present some advances in technology that can help us combat these threats.  Understanding the challenges that confront us and the tools we have to overcome them will allow us to face our future with confidence.


Global Health Security Health and Social Sciences Emerging Threats Pandemic Outbreaks Global Health Infectious Diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony J. Masys
    • 1
  • Ricardo Izurieta
    • 2
  • Miguel Reina Ortiz
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Public HealthUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.College of Public HealthUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.College of Public HealthUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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