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

Tripartite Zoonotic Guide (TZG)

Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and World Health Organization (WHO), 2019. This guide was developed to support countries in taking a One Health approach to address zoonotic diseases. This Guide, referred to as the Tripartite Zoonotic Guide (TZG) is flexible enough to … Continue reading Tripartite Zoonotic Guide (TZG)

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

A World at Risk: Annual Report on Global Preparedness for Health Emergencies 2019

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

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

Implementing the GHSA: Progress and Impact from U.S. Government Investments 2017

GHSA builds capabilities across 11 specific technical areas, or ActionPackages, that span multiple sectors and disciplines, including animal andhuman health, agriculture, and security. This report provide examples of U.S. support for GHSA implementation, including shared outcomes of its investments (what the U.S. technical and financial support coordinated with other partner investments have helped countries achieve) … Continue reading Implementing the GHSA: Progress and Impact from U.S. Government Investments 2017

Kampala Declaration 2017

At the October 2017 GHSA Ministerial Meeting in Uganda, 400 participants from more than 40 GHSA member countries declared their support for the “Kampala Declaration”. Building upon the Seoul Declaration of 2015, the Kampala Declaration extended the GHSA for an additional five years, until 2024. While GHSA partners have achieved progress in increasing health security … Continue reading Kampala Declaration 2017