NTI | bio team members join hundreds of global health security experts from around the world in Singapore for the second Global Health Security (GHS) Conference starting on June 28, 2022. This four-day event hosted by the Global Health Security Network serves as a forum for health security leaders from government, academia, industry, and non-governmental spaces to come together, share ideas, hone skills, and chart a path for building a more equitable, healthy, and secure world. This year’s conference is a follow on from the inaugural GHS Conference hosted in Sydney, Australia in June 2019 and is a prime opportunity for global health security leaders and practitioners to collectively work to improve global systems for prevention, preparedness, and response to address future biological risks and to build a safer, healthier, and more equitable world.
The 2022 GHS Conference includes nine keynote plenary sessions featuring prominent global health and health security leaders, including WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and Singapore Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung (view the full list of keynote speakers here).
NTI | bio participation in the 2022 GHS Conference kicks off on June 28 with an evening networking event for next generation health security leaders featuring a keynote address by the Honorable Precious Matsoso, former Director General of Health of the National Department of Health of the Republic of South Africa and a presentation from the winners of the NTI-sponsored 2022 Next Generation for Biosecurity Competition.
On June 29, NTI Sam Nunn Distinguished Fellow Angela Kane will present on NTI’s proposal to establish a “Joint Assessment Mechanism” for investigating high-consequence biological events of unknown origin during a panel discussion focused on using data-driven tools to evaluate global health security. NTI | bio Senior Director Jessica Bell will join Kane in the same panel to present key findings from the 2021 Global Health Security (GHS) Index. In a separate panel event about 21st century biothreats, NTI | bio Vice President Jaime Yassif will discuss the International Biosecurity and Biosafety Initiative for Science (IBBIS), a new independent organization NTI is working to strengthen international biosecurity norms and develop innovative, practical tools and incentives to uphold them.
On June 30, NTI will host an off-site evening reception where NTI | bio experts will present on key initiatives they are undertaking to reduce catastrophic biological risks, strengthen biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, and advance global health security. Watch these videos to learn more about these major NTI | bio projects – the GHS Index, IBBIS, and the Joint Assessment Mechanism.
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