Categories: Health, security, defense
|Topic:||Perspectives on the Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System: A Program Review|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Medical Follow-Up Agency
Thursday, September 27, 2001 -- 1:00 p.m.
Perspectives on the Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System: A Program Review
Philip S. Brachman, Professor, Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and Chair, Committee to Review the Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, Medical Follow-Up Agency, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies
A new report from the National Academies' Institute of Medicine reviews the capacity, quality, and effectiveness of a presidentially mandated Department of Defense program designed to globally monitor and address emerging infectious diseases that may pose (naturally occurring and/or bioterrorist) threats to U.S. citizens and military personnel. Fourteen recommendations are made.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 24, 2001 and is available, in its entirety, on the National Academy Press Web site.