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About the Global Health Security Agenda
What is GHSA?
The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) is a group of countries, international organisations, NGOs and private sector companies that have come together to advance a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats. Under the GHSA, nations from all over the world make new, concrete commitments to elevate global health security as a national leaders-level priority.
How we work
The GHSA works through four main mechanisms:
1 – Member Action
Country Members make commitments under the GSHA to improve their capacity to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats. GHSA membership provides support for implementation through advocacy, collaboration, information sharing and technical advice.
2 – Action Packages
Action Packages are groups of technical experts on JEE capacity areas which provide advice, technical assistance and pursue agreed work plans aimed at country assistance.
3 – Task Forces
Taskforces are time-limited project groups which pursue a surge-capacity project as directed by their terms of reference and the Steering Group.
4 – International Cooperation and Standard Setting
GHSA hosts ministerial, senior officials and technical meetings to discuss current challenges and share information on progress towards greater global health security.
I acknowledge that current challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic need a strongly coordinated international response, using a whole of society multi-sectoral approach this is based on science and evidence, consistent with universal human rights, and utilising the strengths of the non-governmental sector. The Agenda is a group of countries which have committed to being… Read more
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY BETWEEN UGANDA AND PRIVATE SECTOR ROUNDTABLE LAUNCHED AT WHA72
Photo credit: PSRT At the 72nd World Health Assembly last week, the Private Sector Roundtable (PSRT) and the Government of Uganda signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). The partnership marks the first between the PSRT and a GHSA country and will serve to support Uganda in addressing specific… Read more
A word from the Chair Dear GHSA-colleague, It is my pleasure as current Chair for the GHSA to present to you this first GHSA update of 2019. Throughout the year, we intend to keep the wider GHSACommunity informed of Steering Group meetings, important GHSA events, and upcoming meetings that are important for Global Health Security.… Read more
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