Organisational Capacity and Health Security

Evidence from Fighting Influenza A H1N1 Pandemics in 2009

In: Asian Journal of Social Science
Allen Yu-Hung Lai Institute of Health Economics and Management ESSEC Business School

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Despite the emphasis placed on response capacity building to strengthen health security in this region, no comparative data exists to look into the determinants that drive the capacity. For public and private managers, the ignorance of capacity development and failure to assess it, by and large, points to highly ambiguous and flawed methodological approaches. This paper therefore reports on a qualitative interview study into capacity building around health security and explains the emergence of response capacity against the fight of influenza A H1N1 pandemics in Singapore and Taiwan in 2009. This paper further provides empirically grounded evidence to identify prerequisites for capacity development towards health security in response to (the same type of) public health crises in Asia.

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