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Surveillance, Detection Critical To Controlling Emerging Diseases

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: People. Pathogens. Protection. Joel Montgomery, chief of global disease detection at the CDC’s Center for Global Health’s Division of Global Health Protection, discusses CDC’s efforts to help countries prevent, detect, and respond to health threats. “[W]e need laboratory systems in place to figure out what pathogens…

Congress Should Fully Fund National Health Security Programs

The Hill: Time to invest in our nation’s health security Paul Chaplin, president and CEO of Bavarian Nordic, and Elizabeth G. Posillico, president and CEO of Elusys Therapeutics, both co-chairs of the Alliance for Biosecurity “…An important recent report — the bipartisan Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense — highlights…

WHO Executive Board Should Spearhead Global Health Security Conversation To Promote Peace

The Lancet: Offline: What the war against ISIL means for health Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…The negative effects of ISIL on health are all too clear. First, there will be higher rates of conflict-related mortality. … Second, there will be serious damage to health systems — their infrastructure,…

State Department Taking Steps Against Microbial Resistance

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Raising Awareness About #AntibioticResistance Judith Garber, the acting assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), discusses antibiotic resistance, steps individuals can take to help prevent drug resistance, and actions the State Department is taking to work…

‘Political Window’ Of Opportunity To Reform IHR ‘Rapidly Closing’

The Lancet: The International Health Regulations 10 years on: the governing framework for global health security Lawrence O. Gostin, Mary C. DeBartolo, and Eric A. Friedman of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University “…Despite shortcomings, the International Health Regulations is an important governing framework.…

New White House Fact Sheet On Global Health Security Agenda Lists 30 Partner Countries

White House: FACT SHEET: The U.S. Commitment to the Global Health Security Agenda On Monday, “during the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Antalya, Turkey, President Obama announced that the United States and 30 countries, listed below, have made a commitment to work together to achieve the targets of the Global Health…

Kerry Discusses Global Impact Of, U.S. Response To Climate Change

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Climate Change: A Threat to Security and Stability Everywhere U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discusses the global impact of climate change and U.S. action to address it, including an announcement he will be “convening a task force of senior government officials to determine how…

U.S. Investments In Global Public Health Are ‘Smart Foreign Policy’

Forbes: Our Opportunity Where Health and National Security Converge Bill Frist, former U.S. senator from Tennessee and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands “[Last] week, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and I released a report recommending a policy of strategic health diplomacy, inspired and informed by the success of…