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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?

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

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

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

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

WHO Strategic Partnership Portal (SPP)

In 2015, Member States, partners and donors mandated WHO to establish a Strategic Partnership Portal (SPP) to monitor the health security capacity of countries by helping them identify needs, gaps and priorities in national, provincial and local health security; by mapping and sharing information on global health security investment and resources; and by creating a … Continue reading WHO Strategic Partnership Portal (SPP)

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

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)

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