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NTI-Bio, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and The Economist Intelligence Unit, will convene a side event at WHA 2018 to discuss the value of a Global Health Security (GHS) Index in reducing the threat posed by emerging infectious diseases. This event will be co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank Group and has been supported by the Open Philanthropy Project, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Robertson Foundation.
1) Hon. Dr. Jane Aceng, Minister of Health, Uganda
2) Dr. Scott Dowell, Deputy Director for Surveillance and Epidemiology, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
3) Dr. Mukesh Chawla, Adviser for Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank Group
4) Dr. Wilmot James, Visiting Professor of Pediatrics & International Affairs, Columbia University Medical Center
About the Global Health Security Index Project:
The purpose of a GHS Index is to create a national-level assessment that, can be applied to all countries, drawing on publicly available information, measured by an independent non-governmental entity, and informed by a global panel of experts. The GHS Index framework was developed in consultation with international experts from 12 countries. The framework’s six categories include indicators that assess country capability to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, and take into consideration political and socio-economic risk factors and a country’s broader healthcare system. The GHS Index also draws from internationally-accepted technical assessments, including the WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) Joint External Evaluation and the OIE Performance of Veterinary Services Pathway.