A partnership against global health threats

About the Global Health Security Agenda

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) is a group of 69 countries, international organizations and non-government organizations, and private sector companies that have come together to achieve the vision of a world safe and secure from global health threats posed by infectious diseases.

To realise this vision, the GHSA leverages and complements the strengths and resources of multisectoral and multilateral partners to address priorities and gaps in efforts to build and improve country capacity and leadership in the prevention and early detection of, and effective response to, infectious disease threats.

GHSA2024 Target

By 2024, more than 100 countries that have completed an evaluation of health security capacity will have undergone planning and resource mobilization to address gaps, and will be in the process of implementing activities to achieve impact. These countries will strengthen their capacities and demonstrate improvements in at least five technical areas to a level of ‘Demonstrated Capacity’ or comparable level, as measured by relevant health security assessments, such as those conducted within the WHO IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.

GHSA Statement to the Seventy-Third World Health Assembly, May 2020

Transcript

“Our common aim is as simple as it is difficult. We want to improve the world-wide implementation of the WHO International Health Regulations… so the world will be better prepared to brave the next outbreak in the future.”

Hugo de Jonge, on behalf of the GHSA Steering Group