Publication Title: 
Medical Law Review
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This study used policy surveillance methods to analyze the scope and content of existing national legislation in each of the Global Health Securite Agenda Action Packages.

This comparative cross-national research has developed a framework that identifies the legal domains necessary to meet each Action Package target. Based on these legal domains, this study developed an assessment tool that can identify specific attributes of national legislation.

This article applies this tool to assess the legal environment in twenty Sub-Saharan African countries, examining the content of laws across the GHSA Action Packages, analyzing the legal domains necessary to implement each Action Package, and highlighting specific national laws that reflect attributes of each legal domain.