The Ottawa Workshop focused on the adequacy of existing and proposed national (or federal) governance systems to effectively implement the new International Health Regulations (IHR), which came into force in June 2007.
The IHR focus on public health capacities and networks to prevent and control outbreaks of infectious diseases, including pandemics. The workshop included experts from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Russia, USA and WHO. The workshop was organized by the Public Agency of Canada; Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University; The Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria; and University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics.
As research papers are developed based on the Ottawa workshop and its follow-up, they will either be posted on this site or this site will provide links where they can be found.
Kumanan Wilson, Barbara von Tigerstrom, and Christopher McDougall
Protecting Global Health Security Through International Health Regulations:
Requirements and challenges
Canadian Medical Association Journal, Volume 179, Number 1, July 1, 2008.
Kumanan Wilson, Christopher McDougall, David P Fidler and Harvey Lazar.
Strategies for Implementing the New International Health Regulations in Federal Countries
World Health Organization Bulletin. Volume 86, Number 3, March 2008.
Kumanan Wilson, Christopher McDougall, and Ross Upshur.
The New International Health Regulations and the Federalism Dilemma
Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2006.
Pandemic Threats and the Need for New Emergency Public Health Legislation in Canada
Healthcare Policy, Volume 2, Number 2, 2006.
Kumanan Wilson and Harvey Lazar.
From SARS to Avian Flu - Why Ottawa Must Lead Canada's Response
Policy Options, February 2006
Kumanan Wilson and Harvey Lazar.
Planning for the Next Pandemic Threat: Defining the Federal Role in Public Health Emergencies
IRPP Policy Matters, Volume 6, Number 5, November 2005
A Canadian Agency for Public Health: Could it work?
Canadian Medical Association Journal. Volume 170, Number 2, January 20, 2004.
Kumanan Wilson, Jennifer McCrea-Logie, and Harvey Lazar.
Understanding the Impact of Intergovernmental Relations on Public Health:
Lessons from Reform Initiatives in the Blood System and Health Surveillance
Canadian Public Policy, Volume 30, Number 2, 2004.
Kumanan Wilson, David P. Fidler, Christopher W. McDougall, and Harvey Lazar.
Establishing Public Health Security in a Postwar Iraq:
Constitutional Obstacles and Lessons for Other Federalizing States
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 2009 34(3):381-399.
Kumanan Wilson, Christopher McDougall and Alan Forster
The Responsibility of Healthcare Institutions to Protect Global Health Security
Healthcare Quarterly, 12(1) 2009: 56-60.
Securing The Public Health Realm:
Re-Invisioning Canada's Role in the New Century
The Health File, Options Politiques, Juillet-Août 2009.
The Workshop Planning Team gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors:
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Institute of Intergovernmental Relations - Queen's University
Centre for Global Studies - University of Victoria
Joint Centre for Bioethics - University of Toronto
For additional information or inquiries, please contact:
University of Toronto
Tel: (416) 340-4800 x 4254
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