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

Strengthening Preparedness for COVID-19 in Cities and Urban Settings

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the vulnerabilities of cities and urban settings to outbreaks and other health emergencies.  The World Health Organization, on behalf of WHE’s Health Security Preparedness (HSP) and the Health Security Partnership of SPH, has shared interim guidance for local authorities titled Strengthening Preparedness for COVID-19 in Cities and Urban Settings. The … Continue reading Strengthening Preparedness for COVID-19 in Cities and Urban Settings

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

COVID-19 Chair’s Statement: What is the role of GHSA2024 in this pandemic?

I acknowledge that current challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic need a strongly coordinated international response, using a whole of society multi-sectoral approach this is based on science and evidence, consistent with universal human rights, and utilising the strengths of the non-governmental sector.  The Agenda is a group of countries which have committed to being … Continue reading COVID-19 Chair’s Statement: What is the role of GHSA2024 in this pandemic?

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