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 Baseexternal icon (Supplement Overview)
Building Global Health Security Capacity: The Role for Implementation Scienceexternal icon

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

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

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

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

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