Nowhere to hide: informal disease surveillance networks tracing state behaviour

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Title Nowhere to hide: informal disease surveillance networks tracing state behaviour
Author Davies, Sara Ellen
Journal Name Global Change, Peace and Security
Editor Joseph Camilleri
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Since the revisions to the International Health Regulations (IHR) in 2005, much attention has turned to how states, particularly developing states, will address core capacity requirements attached to the revised IHR. Primarily, how will states strengthen their capacity to identify and verify public health emergencies of international concern (PHEIC)? Another important but under-examined aspect of the revised IHR is the empowerment of the World Health Organization (WHO) to act upon non-governmental reports of disease outbreaks. The revised IHR potentially marks a new chapter in the powers of ‘disease intelligence’ and how the WHO may press states to verify an outbreak event. This article seeks to understand whether internet surveillance response programs (ISRPs) are effective in ‘naming and shaming’ states into reporting disease outbreaks.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14781158.2012.641272
Volume 24
Issue Number 1
Page from 95
Page to 107
ISSN 1478-1158
Date Accessioned 2012-07-05
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy; Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject International Relations
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47261
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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