Global Health Security Agenda Will Help ‘Protect The Health And Safety’ Of Citizens
The Lancet: Safer countries through global health security
Thomas Frieden, CDC director, et al.
“…One of the primary responsibilities of any government is to protect the health and safety of its people. There are three key elements of health security: prevention wherever possible, early detection, and timely and effective response. … The effective implementation of measures to ensure global health security builds a firm, broad-based public health foundation that promotes country self-sufficiency and can sustain health progress in any area in which a country decides to focus. Most fundamentally, addressing epidemic threats saves lives. … On February 13, 2014, the U.S. government launched a new global health security agenda in partnership with WHO, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the World Organization for Animal Health, as well as with other countries. The goal is to accelerate progress so that every country has an effective system to prevent, detect, and respond to health threats…” (3/1).