Health Diplomacy

Perspective

James Le Duc, former director of the Galveston National Laboratory, emphasizes the importance of international training for biocontainment laboratory personnel when considering how to mitigate the risk of future pandemics.

Conversation

On March 5, 2023, Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada's Chief Science Advisor, sat down with Dr. Kimberly Montgomery, Executive Editor of S&D, to discuss her role and its connections to science diplomacy. This interview is part of a 2-part series.

Perspective

Malaria expert Peter Agre reflects on his 2012 piece, “Bringing Health Research to the Renewed U.S.-Myanmar Relationship,” as well as on progress and setbacks that have taken place in Myanmar in the decade since it was published.

Perspective

Developing vaccines for the next pandemic will require an expanded portfolio that balances new and traditional technologies, together with increased capacity for vaccine production extending beyond multinational companies.

Perspective

As COVID-19 has revealed the world’s vulnerability to future catastrophic biological threats, authors argue in favor of an international biosecurity entity to reduce preventable biological risks. 

Article

This article documents important examples of vaccine policies and diplomacy in Mexican history, some of them developed by new stakeholders as part of an emergent science diplomacy discourse. 

Perspective

This piece compiles the four presentations of the session on Global Health Diplomacy and Disaster Diplomacy, held virtually on the third day of the 2020 AAAS-TWAS Summer Course on Science Diplomacy on September 23, 2020. 

Perspective

The authors discuss the urgent necessity for the U.S. to address enduring systemic issues and develop strategies to integrate diplomacy into various dimensions of global health initiatives to significantly improve global health. 

Perspective

A multidisciplinary group relates how scientists, diplomats, and decisionmakers in Panama have worked closely with international organizations and countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region to craft the country's COVID-19 response.

Article

Authors propose a multidisciplinary training program in climate medicine, aiming to create physicians proficient and credible in climate and health science to assume leadership, disseminate knowledge, and influence policy.

Article

This article presents examples of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating the importance of developing, supporting, and maintaining HEI networks in low- and middle-income countries.

Article

There is a need for improved international data sharing policies to support outbreak response. Based on evidence, science and policy related to COVID-19, authors suggest several structural improvements to the systems that facilitate knowledge sharing.