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Volume 9, Number 3—March 2003


Emerging Trends in International Law Concerning Global Infectious Disease Control1

David P. Fidler*Comments to Author 
Author affiliation: *Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

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Table 1

Governance frameworks, public health strategies, and international law on infectious diseases

Governance framework Primary strategic
emphasis Function of international law Infectious disease example
Vertical public health strategies
National sanitary reform, 19th century
Horizontal public health strategies
Provides architecture for horizontal public health strategies
International Health Regulations
Global Vertical public health strategies Provides norms informing vertical public health strategies Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis

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1This article is based on presentations to Working Group 2 of the Commission of Macroeconomics and Health, Washington, D.C., July 16, 2001; the Workshop of the Forum of Emerging Infections on “The Impact of Globalization on Infectious Disease Emergence and Control,” Washington, D.C., April 16–17, 2002; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 8, 2002.