Important work on regional infectious disease surveillance continues to be one of NTI's highest priorities. NTI's GHSI has officially launched "Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance" (CORDS) to serve as a building block toward global cooperation and communication on effective disease surveillance.
The government of Kuwait's $10 million commitment to the international fuel bank, proposed by NTI and managed by the International Atomic Energy Agency, exceeds the fuel bank's initial goal of $100 million.
U.S. Senator Richard Lugar and former Senator Sam Nunn, Co-Chairman of NTI, released a statement on the 15th anniversary of the Nunn-Lugar program in Kazakhstan, applauding Kazakhstan's leadership in advancing the vision of a safer world.
The report commissioned by NTI finds that the world still faces a "very real" risk that terrorists could get a nuclear bomb. The Obama Administration must make reducing that risk a top priority of U.S. security policy and diplomacy, according to the report, which is accompanied by a paper offering a specific agenda for the presidential transition and the opening weeks of the new administration.
The Nuclear Threat Initiative's Global Health and Security Initiative (GHSI) and Fondation Mérieux (FMx) announce scholarships for online graduate studies in veterinary and epidemiology for students from Cambodia and Laos.
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) announced that it will work together with the Lowy Institute in Australia, PIR Center in Russia and Peace Research Institute Frankfurt in Germany to advance international dialogue and understanding about reversing reliance on nuclear weapons globally, preventing their proliferation and ultimately ending them as a threat to the world.
The Middle East Consortium on Infectious Disease Surveillance (MECIDS) has been recognized by the Computerworld Honors Program for its work to create a unique technology to enhance data-sharing and epidemiological surveillance.