About the Global Health Security Agenda Consortium

OUR MISSIOn

The Global Health Security Agenda Consortium (GHSAC) is a voluntary and open collective of nongovernmental entities who are dedicated to promote values of collaboration, excellence, innovation, and commitment in implementing the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and promoting the adherence of the International Health Regulations (IHRs) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Pathways, the Alliance for Country Assessments for Global Health Security and IHR Implementation, and the Biological Weapons Convention and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540.  

GHSAC is committed to the Joint External Evaluation process as key to the overall success of a multisectoral approach to assuring achievement of success in achieving well defined targets in preventing, detecting and responding to public health threats regardless of the origins of those threats. We believe that a growing, active and vibrant Consortium of non-government entities is a vital source of expert information, action and educational support for each of the Action Packages defined in the Global Health Security Agenda. We hold that this will facilitate more rapid responses to addressing the identified health security gaps in whatever area those gaps may exist

It is the aim of GHSAC to be the primary conduit of information relating to the GHSA between its members and the governments engaged in the GHSA specifically through formal and informal engagement with the GHSA Steering Group, the Joint External Evaluation Advisory Group, and attendance at GHSA Ministerial Meetings. The Consortium encourages a mutual understanding that the definition of multi-sectoral approaches to assessment and implementation includes unique and productive partnerships between government and non-government partners where such is deemed effective, efficient, productive and appropriate to the GHSA.

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OUR STRUCTURE

GHSAC is currently led by a voluntary Steering Committee that elects its chair and other officers to time limited terms. Effective 15 January 2017, the new Chair is Ashley Arabasadi of No More Epidemics.


OUR VISION

Our vision is a world safe and secure from global threats posed by infectious diseases — where we can prevent or mitigate the impact of naturally occurring outbreaks and accidental or intentional releases of dangerous pathogens, rapidly and transparently report outbreaks when they occur, and employ an interconnected global network that can respond effectively to limit the spread of infectious diseases in humans and animals, alleviate human suffering and the loss of human life, and reduce negative economic impact.  Global health security is a shared responsibility that cannot be achieved by a single actor and requires collaboration among various sectors and shareholders.