chapter  36
15 Pages


ByColin McInnes

In this chapter, students will learn why health has not traditionally been seen as a security issue and why this has changed. It will look at the main health issues on the security agenda: the fear of infectious diseases, the impact of the HIV epidemic and the risk of bioterrorism. Questions that arise include whether some of these risks have been overstated, over whose interests are being served by securitizing health, and whether health should be a concern for security policy or development policy?