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Health Security Supplement: Building the Evidence Base for Global Health Security

A family watches a trachoma surveillance survey at their home in the village of Merina Mboupbene, Kébémer Department, Senegal on February 22, 2017. Teams composed of Ministry of Health staff and RTI staff traveled to Kébémer to carry out a trachoma surveillance survey. The activity includes household visits to assess the eyelids of community members to check for any signs of ongoing transmission of trachoma.  Kébémer was previously considered endemic for trachoma, but a recent impact survey found that the prevalence was below 5%, meaning treatment is no longer required. This survey assesses if there is any recurrence of transmission, or if the districts is on track to eliminate the disease.

Health security takes many forms, including this trachoma surveillance survey in Senegal.

The Building the Evidence Base for Global Health Security Supplement shares lessons learned from efforts to build vital systems in multiple countries. Articles offer examples of effective interventions and strategies to improve the efficiency of ongoing programs. In addition, the supplement highlights a new scientific global health security framework as well as CDC’s work with partners in disease prevention, detection, and response.

Health Security Supplement Contents

Global Health Security Implementation: Expanding the Evidence Base (Supplement Overview)
Building Global Health Security Capacity: The Role for Implementation Science

Law and the JEE: Lessons for IHR Implementation
Use of the Staged Development Tool for Assessing, Planning, and Measuring Progress in the Development of National Public Health Institutes
Development of a Costed National Action Plan for Health Security in Pakistan: Lessons Learned

Establishment of a Sentinel Laboratory-Based Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network in Ethiopia
Institutionalizing One Health: From Assessment to Action
Assessing the Surveillance System for Priority Zoonotic Diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017
Strengthening Healthcare Facilities Through Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Improvements: A Pilot Evaluation of “WASH FIT” in Togo

Factors Influencing Community Event-based Surveillance: Lessons Learned from Pilot Implementation in Vietnam
A Cross-Cutting Approach to Surveillance and Laboratory Capacity as a Platform to Improve Health Security in Uganda
Strengthening Global Health Security Through Africa’s First Absolute Post-Master’s Fellowship Program in Field Epidemiology in Uganda

Building Simulation Exercise Capacity in Latin America to Manage Public Health Emergencies
Building Laboratory-Based Arbovirus Sentinel Surveillance Capacity During an Ongoing Dengue Outbreak, Burkina Faso, 2017

U.S. Global Health Security Investments Improve Capacities for Infectious Disease Emergencies