Pandemics, Science and Policy

H1N1 and the World Health Organization

  • Sudeepa Abeysinghe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 210-243

About this book


Pandemics, Science and Policy analyses the World Health Organisation's (WHO) management of the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic. Abeysinghe illustrates the ways in which the WHO's account was vulnerable to contestation, and ultimately how uncertain risks can affect policy and action on the global level.


Risk scientific uncertainty pandemic H1N1 World Health Organisation global health science knowledge policy Global Public Health globalization health Institution nature organization Public Health World Health Organization

Authors and affiliations

  • Sudeepa Abeysinghe
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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