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

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

State of the Region 2019: Health Security in the Indo-Pacific

"The Australian Government Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security administers theAustralian Government health security initiative, and supports change and innovation inhealth security policy and practice in the Indo-Pacific region. The Centre is working withcountry partners and other stakeholders, and investing in health systems research, productdevelopment, workforce and laboratory capacity building, and disease surveillance. To support planning, … Continue reading State of the Region 2019: Health Security in the Indo-Pacific

Advancing the GHSA: Results and Impact of U.S. Government Investments 2018

GHSA builds capabilities across 11 specific technical areas, or Action Packages, that span multiple sectors and disciplines, including animal and human health, agriculture, and security. This report outlines examples of U.S. support for GHSA implementation, including shared outcomes of investments (what the U.S. technical and financial support coordinated with other partner investments have helped countries … Continue reading Advancing the GHSA: Results and Impact of U.S. Government Investments 2018

Public-private partnership for global health security between Uganda and the PSRT launched at WHA72

Image: 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 health … Continue reading Public-private partnership for global health security between Uganda and the PSRT launched at WHA72