Statement on the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Consortium represents a membership of over 100 individuals and organizations committed to the prevention, detection, and response to infectious disease threats, whether naturally occurring, deliberate, or accidental. The significant and devastating health, economic, and national security impact of global pandemics, bioterrorism events, or accidental outbreaks in the United States is well-established, costing as many as 80 million lives and up to $60 billion a year to contain.