NTI Highlights Health-Security Partnerships, Emphasizes Urgency, and Presses for Measurable Progress in Countering Biological Threats at WHA

NTI joins hundreds of government officials and experts from around the world during the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland this week to highlight the importance of health and security sector partnerships to counter biological threats and advance the Global Health Security Agenda.

Beth Cameron, NTI’s Senior Director for Global Biological Policy and Programs, briefed the  Joint External Evaluation (JEE) Alliance and the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Steering Group on the development of a Global Health Security Index, which is aimed at spurring measurable, monitored, and meaningful commitments across sectors to prevent, detect, and respond to epidemic threats. Cameron also provided NTI’s perspective on the importance of security and health sector collaboration during a side event focused on women leaders in health security and will discuss NTI’s renewed focus on biosecurity during a meeting of the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction Biological Security Working Group.  

Read more about NTI’s biosecurity program here.
May 22, 2017
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NTI joins hundreds of government officials and experts from around the world during the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland this week to highlight the importance of health and security sector partnerships to counter biological threats and advance the Global Health Security Agenda.

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Dr. Elizabeth Cameron
Dr. Elizabeth Cameron

Vice President, Global Biological Policy and Programs