Chair’s Declaration on the 6th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Health Security Agenda

The 6th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting was hosted by the Kingdom of Thailand on November 18-20, 2020, under the theme “Bridging Cooperative Action for Global Health Security.” Now, more than ever before, the world recognizes this moment as the most important time to highlight global health security and to secure GHSA commitments. The … Continue reading Chair’s Declaration on the 6th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Health Security Agenda

Thailand’s review of the health system response to COVID-19

News Release from the World Health Organization (WHO) Text adapted from WHO Thailand has become one of the first countries in the world to review how its health system has so far responded to COVID-19. This process, known as a joint Intra-Action Review (IAR), had two goals - to identify what went well during the … Continue reading Thailand’s review of the health system response to COVID-19

Sustainable preparedness for health security and resilience through a whole-of-society approach: Breaking the “panic-then-forget” cycle

On October 1st, the Minister of Medical Care and Sports for the Netherlands H. E. Van Ark represented the GHSA at the United Nations General Assembly side event "Sustainable preparedness for health security and resilience through a whole-of-society approach: Breaking the "panic-then-forget" cycle". This side event was hosted by the WHO, and a prime example … Continue reading Sustainable preparedness for health security and resilience through a whole-of-society approach: Breaking the “panic-then-forget” cycle

Sustainable preparedness for health security and resilience: Adopting a whole-of-society approach and breaking the “panic-then-forget” cycle

Thursday 1 October, 2020 01:00 PM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of countries and communities to the risks and impacts of health emergencies and disasters. The pandemic has demonstrated that many health threats require actions outside the ability of any single country or organization to address by themselves. … Continue reading Sustainable preparedness for health security and resilience: Adopting a whole-of-society approach and breaking the “panic-then-forget” cycle

Community-based surveillance advances the Global Health Security Agenda in Ghana

Merali S, Asiedu-Bekoe F, Clara A, Adjabeng M, Baffoenyarko I, Frimpong JA, et al. (2020) Community-based surveillance advances the Global Health Security Agenda in Ghana. PLoSONE 15(8): e0237320. Ghana Health Service (GHS) has strengthened community-based surveillance (CBS) to facilitate early detection and rapid reporting of health events of all origins. Since June 2017, GHS has … Continue reading Community-based surveillance advances the Global Health Security Agenda in Ghana

The 6th GHSA Ministerial Meeting

Save the Date https://videopress.com/v/7Q313RLQ?preloadContent=metadata Thailand will host the 6th Ministerial Meeting under the theme, “Bridging Cooperative Action for Global Health Security” on November 18-20, 2020. Now, more than ever before, the world recognizes this moment as the most important time to highlight global health security and to secure GHSA commitments. The Ministerial Meeting seeks to … Continue reading The 6th GHSA Ministerial Meeting

APP3 Statement on Biosecurity and Biosafety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Global Health Security Agenda Action Package Prevent-3 (APP3) on Biosafety and Biosecurity recognizes that strong, whole-of-government biosafety and biosecurity systems enable countries to protect populations and counter biological threats, regardless of origin – natural, accidental, or intentional - while also fostering scientific progress and improving health security through international collaboration.  On March 11, 2020 … Continue reading APP3 Statement on Biosecurity and Biosafety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The World Is Better Prepared To Respond To COVID-19 Because Of The Global Health Security Agenda

Member Countries and Partners Reaffirm Their Commitment to GHSA 2024 The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates how infectious disease outbreaks anywhere can have devastating health, economic, political, and societal consequences worldwide. No country has been untouched by COVID-19 and no country is fully prepared for the next outbreak. The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) has been at … Continue reading The World Is Better Prepared To Respond To COVID-19 Because Of The Global Health Security Agenda

WHO Benchmarks for International Health Regulations (IHR) Capacities 2019

Benchmarking is a strategic process often used by businesses and institutes to standardize performance in relation to best practices of their sector. World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have developed a tool with a list of benchmarks and corresponding actions that can be applied to increase the performance of countries in emergency preparedness through … Continue reading WHO Benchmarks for International Health Regulations (IHR) Capacities 2019