Global health security is increasingly reliant on vigilance to provide early warning of transnational health threats. In theory, this approach requires that sentinels, based in communities most affected by new or reemerging infectious diseases, deliver timely alerts of incipient risk. Medicalizing global safety also implies there are particular forms of insecurity that must be remedied to preempt disease spread. I examine vigilance in the context of spreading drug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asian border zones and argue that to act as sentinels, marginal groups vulnerable to infection must be able to articulate what social and behavioral factors prompt proliferating disease risks.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness|
|Early online date||27 Feb 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 19 May 2018|
- Global health security
- Southeast Asia