Collective disease security

May 09, 2015: “The Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa was unprecedented in both its scale and impact”. This is the opening statement of a recent article in The Lancet authored by many global health leaders, including David L Heymann, Lincoln Chen, Keizo Takemi, Thomas R Frieden, our president, Sania Nishtar and others. Titled “Global health security: the wider lessons from the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic” the paper, which calls for stronger health systems, can be accessed here.