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Blogs Discuss U.S. Global Health Security Agenda

Writing in the White House Blog, Lisa Monaco, assistant to the U.S. president for homeland security and counterterrorism, discusses the newly launched “Global Health Security Agenda, an international effort to enhance our ability to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks of infectious disease threats. … The president’s FY 2015 Budget will include a request for $45 million in new funding specifically dedicated to this effort…” (2/13). The Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health” blog features two video interviews, one with CDC Director Tom Frieden and the other with Laura Holgate, senior director at the National Security Council, who each discuss the Global Health Security Agenda (Fisher, 2/13).