Journal of Public Health Policy

, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 1–4 | Cite as

Brexit and health security: why we need to protect our global networks

  • Danielle SolomonEmail author


As the United Kingdom (UK) negotiates its separation from the European Union (EU), it is important to remember the public health mechanisms that are directly facilitated via our relationship with the EU. One such mechanism is the UK’s role within the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Global health protection is an area that is currently experiencing an unprecedented wave of innovation, both technologically and ideologically, and we must therefore ensure that our future relationship with ECDC is one that facilitates full involvement with the global health security systems of the future.


Brexit Health protection Health security Infectious diseases 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Global HealthUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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