Introduction

Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)

Abstract

Health and security have become intertwined in recent years. While this has been welcomed by many experts because it led to an increase in funding for selected public health activities, others worry that this development will distract from sustaining and improving basic public health services. The challenge, in particular in low- and mid-income countries, is to improve the public health system as a whole and simultaneously provide an appropriate level of awareness and response capability for the low-likelihood, but high-consequence event of a bioterrorist attack.

Keywords

Biological Weapon United Nations Security Council Military Medical Academy Health Security Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Group for Biological Arms Control, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Centre for Science and Peace ResearchUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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