May 23, 2017

Side Event In situations of instability, women and children bear disproportionate consequences, often in silence. The intersection between women’s health and complex settings was seen most recently in the Ebola and Zika emergencies, where health systems were taxed and workforces decimated. In other countries, political instability, migration, and natural disasters have contributed to high levels of violence, infant mortality, and maternal mortality and morbidity. 

May 22, 2017

Side Event Recent years have seen global health security emerge as a top priority for the international community. In addition to the human toll of outbreaks, disease – or the threat thereof – also has a significant impact on economic growth and other key development goals. Robust health systems are a critical factor to achieving the eleven Action Packages of the Global Health Security Agenda. But what does this look like in practice, and what are the characteristics of systems that facilitate greater security?

April 08, 2017

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) was launched in February 2014 and is a growing partnership of over 50 nations, international organizations, and non-governmental stakeholders to help build countries’ capacity to help create a world secure from infectious disease threats. GHSA acknowledges the essential need for a multilateral and multi-sectoral approach to strengthen both the global capacity and nations' capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious diseases threats.  This session will review the successes and limitations of GHSA in its efforts to strengthen bo