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Launch of the 2nd Public Inter-Agency Report on the Global Health Security Agenda
March 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Organized by PATH, Global Health Security Agenda Consortium, and Global Health Council
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430
(Registration is now closed)
Honorary Co-hosts: Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL-3), Representative Adam Smith (D-WA-9), Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance
Cameroon shortened its response time to recent outbreaks of cholera and bird flu from 8 weeks to just 24 hours. Uganda now has a secure lab for studying dangerous germs, and Liberia—ground zero for the 2015 Ebola outbreak—now has more than 115 frontline disease detectives trained by the Centers for Disease Control. These successes are due in part to US leadership, activities, and funding, and can mean the difference between a local outbreak and deadly international epidemic that requires U.S. boots on the ground.
However, epidemics with pandemic potential are on the rise, threatening global stability, disproportionately affecting the poorest countries throughout the world, and posing directs threat to Americans’ health at home and abroad.
Please join senior representatives from the US Agency for International Development, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Defense, US Department of Agriculture, and private and public Global Health Security Agenda partners for the launch of the report, and a discussion about how US agencies are addressing these challenges and achieving results through results-oriented global partnerships.