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Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Medicine and Health Sciences

2011

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Military Forces, Global Health, And The International Health Regulations (2005), David P. Fidler Jan 2011

Military Forces, Global Health, And The International Health Regulations (2005), David P. Fidler

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Security, economic, development, and humanitarian threats created by infectious diseases have heightened the importance of military forces to national and global public health responses. This article explores the increasing need for military involvement in public and global health surveillance and response to infectious disease threats, and focuses on how military forces can more effectively support implementation of the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR (2005)). The article explains the major changes made in negotiations that produced the IHR (2005) and the importance of these changes to military-to-military activities and civilian-military cooperation. It identifies five areas in which ...