Louise Bezuidenhout

Articles by Louise Bezuidenhout

1 July 2014
Global forum

Technological advances in the life sciences hold out the promise of controlling or eliminating stubborn diseases.

29 May 2014

How to confront emerging pathogens

Oyewale TomoriLouise BezuidenhoutChandre GouldMaria José Espona

In rich countries, the threat of manmade pathogens can keep security professionals up at night. In the developing world, health care professionals must focus mostly on the here and now.

16 May 2014

The journey, not just the destination

The authors argue that many factors preventing improvement in the global health system involve either inadequate information—regarding what works, what doesn't, and why—or a failure by health care and science practitioners to advocate forcefully for change.

25 April 2014

Why don't problems get fixed?

The authors argue that many problems in international health have long been understood but have not been adequately addressed. This is due to larger problems in the global health system, including dysfunction in the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.

8 April 2014

Combatting pathogens through ethics education

The authors write that, until ethics education for scientists improves, it is difficult to see how scientists can be cast with real confidence as first-line defenders against emerging pathogens.