CARPHA is the New Chair for the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Action Package Prevent 3 Biosafety and Biosecurity

In 2019 CARPHA became an active member of the international network for the GHSA Action Package for Biosafety and Biosecurity (Action Package Prevent 3). On request of the previous Chair - Portugal, CARPHA assumed responsibilities as the Chair of the GHSA APP3 for the period October 2020 to September 2021. The agency is the only … Continue reading CARPHA is the New Chair for the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Action Package Prevent 3 Biosafety and Biosecurity

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

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

Bat research and lab readiness boost Thailand’s campaign against the novel coronavirus

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

GHSA Statement to the Seventy-Third World Health Assembly

Image: WHO Seventy-third World Health Assembly Dear Colleagues, It’s an honour to address you, as the Chair of the Steering Group of the Global Health Security Agenda, the GHSA. The GHSA represents over 70 Member States, important international organizations, and non-governmental and private sector members. Our common aim is as simple as it is difficult. … Continue reading GHSA Statement to the Seventy-Third World Health Assembly