Spirited panel discussions at the 2005 Pacific Health Summit launched the creation
of the Infectious Diseases/Pandemics Policy Lab. The goal of this Lab is to
contribute research and support to saving lives and minimizing the economic impact of infectious
diseases. Toward this end, the Lab highlights best practices through targeted workshops, case studies, and briefings.
The Lab is
organized into two modules designed to tackle the distinct challenges posed
by emerging infectious diseases such as avian flu and MDR-TB, as well as the
continuing threats of TB, cholera, and other diseases. It
common infrastructure, which can be employed toward creating an effective health
Comprehensive resources for those interested in the history and evolving developments in pandemic influenza vaccines and tuberculosis, which provides background research, international policy resources, and key organizations.