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Global Health Security

The Global Health Security Agenda

The Global Health Security agenda is an effort between the U.S. government, other nations, international organizations and public and private stakeholders, to accelerate progress toward a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats and to promote global health security as an international security priority.

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Our vision is a world safe and secure from global health threats posed by infectious diseases—where we can prevent or mitigate the impact of naturally occurring outbreaks and intentional or accidental releases of dangerous pathogens, rapidly detect and transparently report outbreaks when they occur, and employ an interconnected global network that can respond effectively to limit the spread of infectious disease outbreaks in humans and animals, mitigate human suffering and the loss of human life, and reduce economic impact.

Global health security is a shared responsibility that cannot be achieved by a single actor or sector of government. Its success depends upon collaboration among the health, security, and agriculture sectors.  We are coordinating closely with the World Health Organization, World Organization for Animal Health, and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to accelerate progress toward achieving the goals of the IHRs and facilitating other global health security measures.


February 13, 2014: Washington, D.C.
May 5-6, 2014: Helsinki, Finland
August 20-21, 2014: Jakarta Indonesia
September  26, 2014: Washington, D.C.

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