How to Better Prepare the World for a Biosecurity Crisis – Beth Cameron on The 80,000 Hours Podcast

Beth Cameron helped the White House fight Ebola. Now, she’s NTI’s vice president for Global Biological Policy and Programs, and she has some bad news: “The nations of the world aren’t prepared for a [biosecurity] crisis.” Equally frightening, Cameron says, is that “advances in biotechnology may make it possible for terrorists to bring back smallpox – or create something even worse.”

Cameron discussed these issues recently in an interview with The 80,000 Hours Podcast, which provides career advice for talented young people who want to have a social impact. The interview, which can be heard here covers the current state of play in disease control and offers advice on how to find a job where it’s possible to make an impact.

NTI is working to help improve global biosecurity preparedness, through programs like the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and an upcoming index that will assess and rank countries using a set of health security indicators.

Learn more about our biological work here.
October 26, 2017
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The interview covers the current state of play in disease control and offers advice on how to find a job where it’s possible to make an impact.

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Dr. Elizabeth Cameron
Dr. Elizabeth Cameron

Vice President, Global Biological Policy and Programs