Since human migrations began, germs have traveled with people, animals and traded goods. In an interconnected and mobile world, diseases such as HIV/AIDS and SARS can spread rapidly. Yet international cooperation through agencies such as the World Health Organization also allows for a collective response to global health threats and faster response times. Nations have developed diverse health care systems, aiming for cost-effective treatment. Yet the diverse systems contribute to disparities in global health, including availability of technology, pharmaceutical companies targeting innovations to maximize profits, and providers abandoning areas of need for higher salaries in the West, just to name a few.

SARS Proved Health is Global Public Good

And the need to boost domestic public health and international cooperation
Michael Merson
September 24, 2003

The Global Abortion Bind

A woman’s right to choose gives way to sex-selection abortions and dangerous gender imbalances
Joseph Chamie
May 29, 2008

Coping With the Newest Threat to Global Health - Fat

World public health community should welcome reform initiated by multinational food industry
Derek Yach
August 26, 2003

SARS: Wake-Up Call for a Strong Global Health Policy

Epidemics affect the global community and demand global cooperation
Ilona Kickbusch
April 25, 2003

Sars Gives China a Lesson in Globalization

Openness is essential for successful integration
Frank Ching
May 2, 2003

“Made in China” Label Spurs Global Concern

A leading global exporter will reassure consumers abroad only when it has done so at home
Paul Mooney
August 23, 2007

US Coronavirus Conflict With China: The Hill

Stephen S. Roach and Daniel L. Arbess
March 25, 2020

Coronavirus and the Ego Trap: DW

Frank Hofmann
March 24, 2020

Multiple COVID-19 Vaccines in Development: CNBC

Noah Higgins-Dunn and Emma Newburger
March 23, 2020

Sports Stars as Health Advocates: Wall Street Journal

Ben Cohen and Joshua Robinson
March 22, 2020

COVID-19 Advice Is Difficult for Some Nations: BBC

Swaminathan Natarajan
March 20, 2020