Careful governance of African biobanks
Christoffels, Alan G.
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The Sydney Statement is one of the first framing documents on the principles for guiding global health security. Framing matters because the funding pool for development assistance for health is finite and has plateaued over the past decade.2,3 Investments in global health security to prevent future catastrophes are subject to competing health priorities, such as scaling up the “most essential interventions” against ongoing epidemics of preventable morbidity and mortality in mothers, infants, and children in the Global South.4 Development assistance for health that prioritises global health security could overwhelm or detract attention from multiple competing health priorities.3