SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

February 13, 2014

Contact: HHS Press Office

Nations Commit to Accelerating Progress against Infectious Disease Threats


“Countries joining the United States to meet the Global Health Security goals at today’s launch were Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, and, Vietnam.”

Center for Strategic & International Studies

The Launch of the Global Health Security Agenda—launch-of-the-global-health-security-agenda

1:30pm-3:00pm (EST)
Friday, February 21, 2014
2nd Floor Conference Room
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C., 20036
Please join us as Dr. Thomas C. Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Ms. Laura Holgate, Senior Director, WMD Terrorism and Threat Reduction, National Security Council, discuss the administration’s launch of the new Global Health Security Agenda. (Click here to learn more.) It is a timely opportunity to hear directly from them about the GHS Agenda’s genesis, key elements and future implementation.

It is also the occasion for the NGO sector to engage with Dr. Frieden and Senior Director Holgate and add their voice. Independent scientific, security and health experts will offer its perspectives on the GHS Agenda, including how they might in the future best contribute substantively to it. On the dais, kicking off that conversation will be Kavita Berger, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Tom Inglesby, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. We are delighted that their respective organizations are – along with CSIS, Nuclear Threat Initiative, and Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance – co-sponsors of this event.

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