Nowhere to hide: informal disease surveillance networks tracing state behaviour

Davies, Sara E. (2012) Nowhere to hide: informal disease surveillance networks tracing state behaviour. Global Change, Peace & Security, 24(1), pp. 95-107.

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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.

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ID Code: 72929
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/14781158.2012.641272
ISSN: 1478-1166
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2014 03:20
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2015 02:17

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