Global Health


Nations throughout the world face ongoing challenges when it comes to health care quality, costs, delivery, and access; disease prevention; and public health preparedness. RAND analyzes these global health issues and offers recommendations to help governments, health organizations, and other stakeholders arrive at better outcomes.

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    Making Sense of Pathogen Surveillance

    Pathogen surveillance—collecting and sharing data about infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance—informs key public health decisions. What pathogen surveillance initiatives exist currently? And what are the main challenges they face?

    Nov 15, 2023

  • Commentary

    Testing the Waters: Using Wastewater Surveillance as an Early Warning System

    A global consortium to fund sentinel and community surveillance systems and enable global data sharing was established at a recent wastewater surveillance conference. Success will require bringing together the knowledge being amassed to combat the fracturing of pathogen surveillance and to enable effective early warning between countries.

    Dec 13, 2023

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