When one can circle the globe in less than the time of incubation of most infectious pathogens, it is clear every country relies to some extent on the health systems of other countries to prevent and protect their citizens from global health threats. Therefore, creating and maintaining a good health system in one country requires attention to interregional and international cooperation. Domestic and international spheres of public health policies are becoming more intertwined and inseparable.
PUBLISHED: Qiong Zhang, Karen Eggleston (翁笙和), and Michele Barry, 2009. “Pandemic Influenza and the Globalization of Public Health” (流感大流行与公共卫生全球化), Comparative Studies 比较 (42): (Beijing: China CITIC Press): 47-52.