NTI Vice President Elizabeth Cameron and NTI | bio experts Michelle Nalabandianand Beenish Pervaiz co-authored an article titled, “Establishing a theoretical foundation for measuring global health security: a scoping review,” now available on BMC Public Health. The piece, also written with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, examines the full scope of academic literature to better identify evidence for measuring health security at the country level.
Prompted by the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola epidemic outbreak and the launch of the Global Health Security Agenda, the international community has placed greater emphasis on measuring health security capacity and identifying the gaps in preparedness. Regular and transparent tracking of the evolution of these and other health security capacities over time in all countries could help eliminate sources of health insecurity.The results of this intensive review are contributing to the development of a Global Health Security Index (GHS Index), an NTI project, which will provide the first comprehensive assessment and benchmark of health security and related capabilities across 195 countries. Learn more about the GHS Index here.