Coincident polio and Ebola crises expose similar fault lines in the current global health regime
MSF's Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices (UREPH) is pleased to announce the publication of the article "Coincident polio and Ebola crises expose similar fault lines in the current global health regime" by Marc Poncin and Caroline Abu Sa'Da, published in the journal Conflict and Health (2015, Vol. 9, No. 29).
In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared two "public health emergencies of international concern", in response to the worldwide polio situation and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa respectively. Both emergencies can be seen as testing moments, challenging the current model of epidemic governance, where two worldviews co-exist: global health security and humanitarian biomedicine.