The Implementation Support Unit of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC ISU) organized a seminar on “Rapid International Response to Biological Incidents: Lessons for the BWC.” The seminar speakers discussed national, regional, and international rapid response mechanisms and capacities. The seminar also addressed interoperability and standardization and training for rapid response teams. This report summarizes the main seminar discussions.
This report explores the lessons of an Ebola outbreak through the lens of the US and UN policymakers who were forced to construct an unprecedented response in real time.
This report outlines the US Government’s approach to strengthen global health security, including accelerating the capabilities of targeted countries to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks.
This publication summarizes two workshops held by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to examine lessons from influenza pandemics and other major outbreaks, understand the extent to which the lessons were learned, and discuss how the lessons could be applied further to ensure that countries are sufficiently ready for future pandemics.
These guidelines have been produced to help the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement better manage the risks associated with weapon contamination resulting from conventional weapons and/or chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards.
This report presents the IACG’s response to the request from Member States in the 2016 political declaration and makes recommendations for urgent action for consideration by the Secretary-General, Member States and other stakeholders in the global response to antimicrobial resistance.
This report outlines the process used to prioritize the top zoonotic diseases of concern for the US and discusses the key themes surrounding priority next steps to address these diseases using a 'One Health' approach.
This paper discusses scientific and policy issues related to vaccine platforms, and how they are understood in government, academia, and industry.
This video presents a case study about caring for patients with Ebola virus disease at Nebraska Medical Center in 2014.
If you are interested in finding out more about the culture of biosafety, biosecurity, and responsible conduct, this guide is for you. A U.S. interagency Working Group was established in 2015 to implement the recommendation of the Federal Experts Security Advisory Panel to "create and strengthen a culture that emphasizes biosafety, laboratory biosecurity, and responsible conduct in the life sciences...