Friday, June 1, 2007

Globalisation of Public Health?!?

This is a really scary event that occurred when a person with a very difficult to treat type of tuberculosis (XDR-TB or extremely drug resistant tuberculosis) flew on commercial flights without adequate precaution. This reinforces why global Disease Surveillance is an essential tool in Public Health and brings us to the question whether current global disease surveillance practices are truly global? This is something to think about.

Isha Garg

1 comment:

Sharon said...


Since 1980, Tuberculosis has skyrocketed from over 200,000 cases to over 500,000! This astonishing number is a sign that organizations, such as yours, are important now, more than ever. As I read through your website, it is clear that we share the same passion in fighting this horrible disease. Here at,, we are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diseases. If you could, please list us as a resource or host our social book mark button, it would be much appreciated. We may not physically heal the suffering, but lets support their cause.
If you need more information please email me back with the subject line as your URL.

Thank You,
Sharon Vegoe