"Whether they be natural, accidental, or deliberate, infectious disease outbreaks can cause significant harm to health, peace, and prosperity if countries are not adequately prepared," an author of the assessment said.
Increasingly strict drug regulations are creating a new health crisis outside the U.S.
This parasite, carried by a sandfly, kills tens of thousands pf people every year. Treatment exists, but the sickness can still disfigure and kill people.
The vaccine has shown partial success in immunizing young children against the disease.
Nearly 100 million children are infected with tuberculosis, which causes 2 million deaths each year.
The U.N. has accepted partial responsibility in Haiti's 2010 cholera crisis.
Global health ranks third below terrorism and climate change in a list of public concerns.
For developing nations, more people can exacerbate current problems.
A new report has warned that the silent epidemic is an "ever-increasing public health threat."
Barbara Bush and Melinda Gates described the impact of the Ebola outbreak on women's health.