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    updated as of 20 May 2018



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Since GHSA was launched in 2014, more than 50 countries have joined the initiative.

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Action Packages

GHSA Action Packages

Prevent, Detect, Respond - read more about the eleven GHSA Action Packages.

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GHSA News & Updates

A member of the organization, Doctors Without Borders, i.e., Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (Lt) and a Ugandan health worker were preparing kits for Ebola survivor patients to take home when they were discharged from the Hospital.

Responding Faster than Ever in the Hot Zone

With support from CDC and partners through the Global Health Security Agenda, Uganda is responding faster than ever to contain outbreaks at the source. The country’s national public health emergency operations center (PHEOC) coordinates strong surveillance and response systems that work hand-in-hand to tackle emergencies.

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Disease detective John Gwakisa with pupils from Kajana primary school, March 2017

Tanzania's Disease Detectives Crack a Complicated Case

In March 2017, a mystery illness struck in Tanzania. In the village of Kajana, more than 100 children reported symptoms that included headache, abdominal pain, and fever. The government of Tanzania dispatched a team of disease detectives from the country’s Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program to pinpoint the cause of the illness and determine how to stop it.

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Maintaining hand hygiene is one aspect of (IPC) practices, which are critical to stopping the spread of resistant germs in healthcare settings

Vietnam Tracks Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria

In Vietnam, rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are among the highest in Asia, with multi-drug-resistant infections causing thousands of deaths annually. The region has recently seen the emergence of serious antimicrobial resistance in tuberculosis, malaria, and bacteria commonly associated with hospital-acquired infections (HAI).

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A motorcycle courier delivers laboratory samples over rough roads in Liberia.

Motorcycles Help Speed Diagnosis in Liberia

When infectious diseases strike, getting a fast and accurate laboratory diagnosis is critical to stopping an outbreak from becoming a widespread epidemic. Before the West Africa Ebola epidemic, Liberia had no system in place for getting clinical samples from remote areas to diagnostic labs – a journey that could take as many as eight hours on public transportation or over difficult terrain.

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Lab workers in Thailand

Reducing the Risk of Bioterrorism and Laboratory Dangers

In Southeast Asia, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Strengthening Laboratory Capacity Program in Thailand helps train workers who can certify laboratory biological safety cabinets (BSCs). BSCs protect both workers and the surrounding community when laboratories work with infectious materials.

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One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization Workshop

The One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization Workshop is a voluntary and collaborative process that allows countries to identify their most urgent threats, build lab capacity, plan outbreak response and preparedness activities, create disease prevention strategies to reduce illness and death in people and animals, and much more to tackle the threat of zoonotic disease.

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Kampala, Uganda: 4th High Level GHSA Ministerial Meeting logo

Uganda Ministerial event

The 4th GHSA High Level Ministerial Meeting was held October 25-27, 2017 in Kampala, Uganda with the theme of “Health Security for All: Engaging Communities, Non-governmental Organizations, and the Private Sector”.

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Strategic Partnership Portal

The SPP allows countries, donors, partners, international agencies (WHO, FAO, OIE), and other relevant health security stakeholders to discern the activities and initiatives that are being carried out in countries in building international health regulations capacity.

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