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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

Bat research and lab readiness boost Thailand’s campaign against the novel coronavirus

News Release from the World Health Organization (WHO) © WHO/Ploy Phutpheng - 2020 Thailand’s long-standing research on coronavirus strains in bats helped it to rapidly ramp up its laboratory and testing capacities and curb the spread of the novel strain that causes COVID-19, experts involved in the effort say. read more at WHO

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

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)

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?