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Rethinking Securitisation of Public Health in Africa: A Frame of Reference

17 February 2022

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The UNDP Human Development report (1994) is the first global effort to expand the purview of security thinking beyond armed conflicts to address other human development challenges, including hunger, poverty, health, among others. This report paved way for human security conversation in the international system. Specifically, the UN Security Resolution 2439 that declared the spread of Ebola virus “a threat to international peace and security”, served as the starting point for the interactions between health and security. This resolution did not just serve as a basis for securitizing infectious diseases, it further paved way for the dangerous relations between politics and health….Read More

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17 February 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+1
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Institute for Peace & Security Studies (IPSS)
Conflict Free Nation (CFN)