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
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
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
News Release from the World Health Organization (WHO) © WHO/Ploy Phutpheng - 2020 Thailand’s long-standing research on coronavirus strains in bats helped it to rapidly ramp up its laboratory and testing capacities and curb the spread of the novel strain that causes COVID-19, experts involved in the effort say. read more at WHO
In its first annual report, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board identifies the most urgent actions required to accelerate preparedness for health emergencies. This report focuses on epidemics and pandemics. The central finding of the report is that the world needs to proactively establish the systems needed to detect and control potential disease outbreaks. These acts … Continue reading A World at Risk: Annual Report on Global Preparedness for Health Emergencies 2019
CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, April 2019 CSIS Brief 2019
The GHSA meeting on the progress and ways forward for the Regional Strategic Frameworks in animal and human health on workforce development. 13-15 March 2019, Bangkok, Thailand Executive summary
Report from the Center for Global Development (CGD), November 2018 Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow Brin Datema, Associate, Executive Office and Programs Amanda McClelland, Senior Vice President, Resolve to Save Lives "This week, global leaders gathered at the 5th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meetings in Bali under the … Continue reading Financing outbreak preparedness: Where are we and what next?