The Nuclear Threat Initiative has joined the JEE Alliance, a network of countries and organizations that collaborate to advance global health security and the Joint External Evaluation (JEE).
“We are pleased to join the JEE Alliance. Whether naturally occurring or manmade, biological threats pose a grave risk to our increasingly interconnected world, and urgent efforts are needed to strengthen health security and improve biological security and safety globally. At NTI, we use our voice to raise awareness, advocate solutions, and foster new thinking about potentially catastrophic risks. NTI has helped create both regional and global organizations focused on disease surveillance—a critical step for rapid detection and response,” said Deborah Rosenblum, Executive Vice President, NTI.
“The JEE Alliance is a unique public-private partnership dedicated to measuring concrete progress toward a safer and more secure world. NTI is delighted to add its voice to this critical effort, which is vital to advancing global health security and preventing catastrophic biological incidents—whether naturally occurring, deliberate or accidental,” added Beth Cameron, Senior Director for Global Biological Policy and Programs, NTI.
About the JEE Alliance
The JEE Alliance is a platform for facilitating multisectoral collaboration on health security capacity building and International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) implementation. The main purpose of the Alliance is to serve as a platform for discussion and exchange of views and experiences among partners to facilitate engagement between countries and other relevant organizations and stakeholders involved in building health security across different sectors implementing the One Health approach.
About the Nuclear Threat InitiativeThe Nuclear Threat Initiative works to protect our lives, environment, and quality of life now and for future generations. We work to prevent catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD)—nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber. Founded in 2001 by former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and philanthropist Ted Turner, NTI is guided by a prestigious, international board of directors. Sam Nunn serves as chief executive officer; Des Browne is vice chairman; and Joan Rohlfing serves as president. Former Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz will become CEO and join Nunn and Turner as co-chairmen on June 1. More about NTI’s biosecurity program can be found here.