The sharing of pathogens is fundamental to global health and has the capacity to contribute, inter alia, to enhancing disease surveillance activities necessary for global health security, building and bolstering diagnostic capacity, assisting in risk assessment, as well as the development of vaccines and treatments such as antivirals. In order for an effective infectious disease response to be realised, however, pathogen sharing on its own is not enough. Instead, 'fair and equitable access to diagnostics, vaccines and treatments' is also required.
|Title of host publication||Environmental Health in International and EU Law|
|Subtitle of host publication||Current Challenges and Legal Responses|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 1 Jun 2019|
- pathogen sharing
- global health
- world health organization
Switzer, S., Morgera, E., Tsioumani, E., & Burci, G. L. (Accepted/In press). Biodiversity, pathogen sharing and international law. In S. Negri (Ed.), Environmental Health in International and EU Law: Current Challenges and Legal Responses (pp. 253-271). London.