The worst Ebola outbreak in history jumps countries and continents and claims 11,000 lives. The mosquito-borne Zika virus races through the Americas, infecting more than a million Brazilians and leaving thousands of infants with microcephaly. In an era of routine global travel, no one seems completely safe. Ebola was beaten back in Africa and international scientists are working on a Zika vaccine, but both viruses exacted a toll far beyond the hospital wards. The fear they create affects global markets and economies as individuals and companies alter travel plans, reconsider investments and delay development projects. Health agencies must divert research and resources from known scourges like tuberculosis to keep the new menaces from becoming pandemics. Join a panel of health and policy leaders as they discuss how the global health system can better respond and prevent pandemics from overwhelming local governments and economies.
Cristina Alesci, Correspondent, CNN and CNNMoney
Anthony Banbury, Chief Philanthropic Officer, Vulcan Inc.
Dara Erck, Vice President, External Affairs, Aeras
Raul Ruiz, U.S. Representative, California
Rajeev Venkayya, President, Global Vaccine Business Unit, Takeda Pharmaceuticals