Section Editor: Manisha Kulkarni, University of Ottawa, Canada
Deputy Section Editor:
Mellissa Withers, USC Keck School of Medicine, USA
The evolving nature of infectious disease threat with the potential to cross geopolitical boundaries includes, among other topics, novel zoonotic outbreaks with pandemic potential, the possibility of a non-state actor developing bioterrorism capabilities, and the emerging threat associated with the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Examples of topics include:
- Analysis and discussion of measures taken to identify/mitigate/control the cross-border spread of infectious disease (including but not restricted to COVID-19)reflections on differences between countries in policy, strategy, and operational implementation of programs to address disease outbreaks with an emphasis on transferable lessons
- Analysis/commentary on current IHR and pandemic accord (INB) processes, including a focus on differing country (member state) positions and geopolitical interests in pandemic control
- Analysis/commentary on global financing platforms (bilateral, multilateral) for pandemic preparedness and response
- Studies of cross-border cooperation in all aspects of cross-border infectious disease management (prevention, preparedness, mitigation, vaccines, therapeutics, medical supplies, surveillance, data-sharing)analysis and discussion of other cross-border chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear disease threats
Papers on research and financing efforts to reduce the burden of infectious disease regardless of cross-border importance are also welcome, provided they address how globalization is influencing both disease burden and research and financing measures.