Health security issues caught Ifri's attention very early on: the dynamics of epidemics, resilience of health systems, the role of States, international organizations and NGOs. In 2008, for example, Ifri launched a three-year program dedicated to health and the environment. In this context, work has been carried out on various subjects such as H1N1 influenza or international health cooperation.
Acting as a catalyst for international relations, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and amplified previously latent geopolitical trends. Since the start of this pandemic, Ifri has produced numerous analyzes on its global, regional or sectoral consequences.