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About this Digest on Global Public Health Threats

  1. Source for this Digest
  2. Current Status
  3. Digest Publication History

1. Source for this Digest

The source of the summaries is the  "World Health Report 2007 – A safer future: global public health security in the 21st century", a report by the WHO, produced in 2007 by a large international panel of scientists.

The Levels 1 & 2 were written Dr. Marisa Fernandez, in collaboration with the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

On the WHO website, the source document can be:

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2. Current Status

Approved for publication by the GreenFacts Scientific Board.

3. Digest Publication History

The GreenFacts publication process is designed to ensure as high a degree of objectivity as possible.

First draft

The first draft of this digest was produced by Dr. Marisa Fernandez on 23 November 2007 on the basis of a canvas prepared by the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

Second draft

The second draft of this digest was produced on 04 March 2008 by the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

Preliminary and Peer review

The final draft of this study was produced on 18 September 2008 by GreenFacts after peer review by two independent scientists selected by the GreenFacts Scientific Board (see our  peer review form).

These reviewers were:

  • Peter Folb, South African Medical Council
  • Iain Buchain, University of Manchester

Final publication was authorized by the Vice-President of the GreenFacts Scientific Board on 27 September 2008, and the digest was published on 10 October 2008.

Press Release

21 October 2008

Biggest battles against infectious diseases may be yet to come

Updates or subsequent post-publication revisions

No update or revision at present.

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