Global public healTh SecuriTy in The 21ST cenTury
The world healTh reporT 2007
WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data World Health Organization. The world health report 2007 : a safer future : global public health security in the 21st century. 1.World health – trends. 2.Disease outbreaks – prevention and control. 3.Legislation, Health. 4.International cooperation. 5.Environmental health. I.Title. II.Title: A safer future: global public health security in the 21st century. ISBN 978 92 4 156344 4 ISSN 1020-3311 (NLM classification: WA 530.1)
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This report was produced under the leadership of Director-General, Margaret Chan. David Heymann, Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases, was Editor-in-Chief. The main writers were Thomson Prentice and Lina Tucker Reinders of the World Health Report team. Advice and support were gratefully received from all Assistant Directors-General, Regional Directors, numerous WHO technical units, and many others who reviewed and contributed to the text. Special thanks for their contributions are due to Tomas Allen, Penelope Andrea, Bruce Aylward, Anand Balachandran, Sona Bari, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Amina Chaieb, Claire Lise Chaignat, May Chu, Albert Concha-Eastman, Ottorino Cosivi, Alvaro Cruz, Kevin De Cock,Sophia Desillas, Pat Drury, Pierre Formenty, Keiji Fukuda, Fernando Gonzalez–Martin, Pascal Haefliger, Max Hardiman, Mary Kay Kindhauser, Colin Mathers, Angela Merianos, Francois-Xavier Meslin, Michael Nathan, Maria Neira, Paul Nunn, Kevin O’Reilly, Andrée Pinard-Clark, Guenael Rodier, Oliver Rosenbauer, Cathy Roth, Mike Ryan, Jorgen Schlundt, George Schmid, Ian Smith, Claudia Stein and Leo Vita-Finzi. The report was edited by Diana Hopkins, assisted by Barbara Campanini. Figures, tables and other illustrations were provided by Gael Kernen, who also produced the web site version and other electronic media. Vreni Schoenenberger assisted in historical research. Administrative support to the World Health Report team was provided by Saba Amdeselassie....