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Global Health Security


The Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, headed by Dr David Heymann, examines key global health challenges and how they manifest themselves as foreign policy and international affairs problems.

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David HeymannHealth Crises and Migration
Restricting population movement is a largely ineffective way of containing disease, yet governments sometimes resort to it where health crises emerge, writes David Heymann in Forced Migration Review.

Osman Dar

Prevention is Better than Cure for Emerging Infectious Diseases
In the British Medical Journal, David Heymann and Osman Dar explain why we need to shift the emphasis from responding to emerging infections once they are detected to preventing them from occurring in the first place. Read.

polio vaccination

The Polio Eradication End Game
European countries must continue to maintain high levels of polio vaccination coverage, and sustained surveillance of AFP with laboratory support, to ensure that wild poliovirus, if imported, is rapidly detected and completely contained, writes David Heymann in Eurosurveillance.

Research Areas

Access to Health-Related Products, Technologies and Services

Disease Threats and Determinants that Transcend Borders

International Affairs, Governance and Health


For more information about the Centre please contact Claire Munoz Parry

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