Key Achievements of GHSA
WHAT IS GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY?
Global health security is the existence of strong and resilient public health systems that can prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, wherever they occur in the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 to protect the health, safety, and security of the American people and fight global health threats worldwide, so we don’t have to fight them at home.
In today’s tightly connected world, a disease can be transported from any remote village to any major city on all continents in as little as 36 hours. Recent disease outbreaks have demonstrated that a disease threat anywhere is a disease threat everywhere.
A world without continued focus on global health security is a world more vulnerable to the dangerous and harmful impacts of outbreaks and epidemics.
WHAT IS THE GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY AGENDA?
The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) is a global effort to strengthen the world’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. More than 70 countries have signed onto the GHSA framework, including the United States, which made a strong commitment to the initial five-year period of GHSA and continues to support its strategic priorities through GHSA 2024. CDC plays a leading role in implementing programs internationally to support the U.S. Government’s (USG) commitment to GHSA’s 2024 target by working directly with partner country governments to strengthen public health systems and reduce the risk of infectious disease outbreaks.
CDC is investing in global health security to make the United States and the world safer and more secure from infectious disease threats. As part of the USG’s commitment to GHSA, CDC invested in 19 partner countries to strengthen and sustain public health readiness to contain outbreaks at their source.
Under the USG Global Health Security Strategy, CDC works directly with these 19 countries to support
their progress toward the GHSA 2024 targets.