Without sufficient funding of $208 million a year for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and $172 million a year at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), we weaken the global network of protection, increase risk to American lives, and threaten investments from other governments and the private sector.
The GHS Index will highlight individual country needs, boost compliance with international standards, and create better understanding of global capabilities to prevent, detect, and respond to biological threats.
NTI and Emory University hosted a workshop for various institutions in Atlanta, Georgia on radiological security which included representatives from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other major hospitals in Atlanta.
The Convention covers a broad range of acts and possible targets, including nuclear power plants and nuclear reactors. It criminalizes the planning, threatening, or carrying out acts of nuclear terrorism.
Hospitals and research centers around the United States—and around the world—are addressing security, safety and liability concerns by replacing blood irradiators that use cesium-137 with FDA-approved x-ray technology. NTI provides resources to prepare hospitals to take this step, with answers to technical questions and information on how to get financial support.