Global health expert Alanna Shaikh, who specializes in global health systems, talks about COVID-19 outbreak and what this can teach us about the epidemics the world has yet to encounter. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in public health from Boston University. She has authored "What’s Killing Us: A Practical Guide to Understanding Our Biggest Global Health Problems" : an essay in the Annual Review of Comparative and International Education and an article on global health security in Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper. She blogs at http://www.thisworldneedsbrave.com. Watch this interesting talk given at a TEDx event independently organized by a local community.