Pandemic Preparedness Research

Ebola, Zika, and the case for pandemic preparedness: HGHI’s research on pandemics and global health security (for COVID-19 specific research, please see Coronavirus Response) ranges from understanding distrust in health authorities during the 2014 Ebola epidemic to the efficacy of containment measures to the role health care quality plays in our ability to respond to fast spreading infectious diseases. Here is a selection of HGHI’s publications on the topic:

Woskie L, Fallah M. Overcoming Distrust to Deliver Universal Health Coverage: Lessons from Ebola. The BMJ. 2019; 366: I5482.

Garcia E, Woskie L. Readiness for Microbial Threats 2030: Exploring Lessons Learned Since the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. Report: Exploring Lessons Learned from a Century of Outbreaks, Readiness for 2030. The National Academies Press, 2019.

Karan A, Katz I, Jha A. Ebola In The DRC Is More About The DRC Than It Is About Ebola. HealthAffairs, 2018.

Jonas O, Katz R, Yansen S, Geddes K, Jha A. Call for independent monitoring of disease outbreak preparedness. The BMJ, 2018.

Monitoring Framework Indicators: Global Monitoring of Disease Outbreak Preparedness, Preventing the Next Pandemic. 2018, Harvard Global Health Institute.

Dillon R, Srikrishna D, Jha A. Containing Zika while we wait for a vaccine. The BMJ, 2017

Moon S, Leigh J, Woskie L, Checchi F, Dzau V, Fallah M, Fitzgerald G, Garrett L, Gostin L, Heymann D, Katz R, Kickbusch I, Morrison S, Piot P, Sands P, Sridhar D, Jha A. Post-Ebola Reforms: Ample Analysis, Inadequate Action. The BMJ. 2017 Bmj 356, j280.

Sridhar D, Kickbush I, Moon S, Heymann D, Jha A, Saavedra J, Stocking B, Woskie L, Piot P. Facing forward after Ebola: Questions for the next Director General of the WHO. The BMJ. 2016; 353, i2666.

Gostin L, et al. Toward a Common Secure Future: Four Global Commissions in the Wake of Ebola. PLOS Medicine, 2016.

Moon S, Sridhar D, Pate M, Jha A, Clinton C, Edwin V; Fallah M, Fidler D, Garrett L, Goosby E, Gostin L, Heymann D, Lee K, Leung G, Morrison S, Saavedra J, Tanner M, Leigh J, Hawkins B, Woskie L, Piot P. Will Ebola Change the Game? Ten Essential Reforms Before the Next Pandemic. The Lancet. 2015; 386(10009): 2204-2221.

Boozary A, Farmer P, Jha A. The Ebola Outbreak, Fragile Health Systems, and Quality as a Cure. JAMA, 2014.