White House Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Event

On September 26, 44 countries announced over 100 new commitments to prevent, detect and respond to biological threats worldwide.  President Obama and senior officials from around the world called on nations to act now to achieve enduring global health security capacity in West Africa and around the world.

National Security Advisor Rice said in her opening remarks, “We need to ask ourselves and our partners, how can we do more? How can we work in more organized and efficient ways? How will we measure our progress to make sure every nation has the capacity it needs?… How many more countries can we help, if we agree to work together and commit ourselves?”

If you’d like to know more, public documents from the CDC are available online here.

There is also a White House GHSA Fact Sheet available at this weblink.

U.S. Government Chair’s Summary for GHSA White House event is available here.

Remarks by President Obama are available in written or video form here and on YouTube.

And finally, there’s a White House Blog post by CDC Director Frieden on the Global Health Security Agenda available here.