Friday, February 14, 2014

CIDRAP On The Global Health Security Agenda



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One of the big health stories from yesterday was the unveiling of a new Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)  involving the United States and 25 other nations, which held a closed door conference Thursday in Washington D.C.  While details on their agenda have not been laid out yet, Robert Roos at CIDRAP NEWS highlights what we know. 



US unveils plan to boost global health security

Robert Roos | News Editor | CIDRAP News

Feb 13, 2014

 CDC Arlen Specter HQ and IOC

James Gathany / CDC

The CDC's Arlen Specter Headquarters building, which houses the agency's Emergency Operations Center.

With considerable fanfare, US officials today unveiled the "Global Health Security Agenda" (GHSA), described as a 30-nation effort to strengthen disease response capabilities around the world, but they offered relatively limited details on what it will involve.

The fundamental aim of the initiative is to improve the ability of countries around the world to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks, a yardstick on which many governments now fall short, US officials said.

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For more on the delays in implementing the World Health Organization’s IHR (International Health Regulations) you may wish to revisit WHO: IHR & Global Health Security.