Issues paper: "Invest in health, build a safer future"
This WHO background document profiles international health security issues. It was used to guide discussions and stir debate at the World Health Day 2007 global event held in Singapore on 2 April 2007. It is an informative tool for continuing health awareness activities around the world. Issues profiled include emerging and rapidly spreading diseases, environmental change, the ongoing danger of bioterrorism, sudden and intense humanitarian emergencies caused by natural disasters, chemical spills or radioactive accidents, and the impact of HIV/AIDS.