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

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