This report analyzes 129 different measures in order to establish index scores for the United States’ ability to protect the health security of Americans from emerging infectious diseases, terrorism, and extreme weather conditions.
The 2019 National Health Security Preparedness Index found that overall the US’ ability to manage health emergencies has improved over the last six years.
Medical breakthroughs and advances in public health systems have enabled countries to contain the effects of infectious diseases, but these gains are tempered by insecurities from forces in economics, globalization, and synthetic biology.
The US National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) is intended to help galvanize efforts to minimize the health consequences associated with significant health incidents.
The doctors have downed tools in solidarity with the mass public protests in the country. During the strike, they are treating emergency cases only, while many doctors have answered the call to assist civilians injured by government forces suppressing the gatherings.
The initiative has been officially underway for just over 12 months. It has already achieved a considerable amount: the launch of a $75 million Product Development Partnerships Fund to help develop new pharmaceuticals.
This report contains hundreds of cross-sectoral activities to better prepare to prevent, detect, and respond to public health emergencies.
The US Government has released the US Health Security National Action Plan: Strengthening Implementation of the International Health Regulations based on the 2016 Joint External Evaluation, containing hundreds of cross-sectoral activities to better prepare to prevent, detect, and respond to public health emergencies.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is working to determine the best method of crafting a 10-year global health security vision to protect national interests.
As a hotspot for emerging and remerging diseases, Africa needs to develop a research base and scientific environment that will help accurately detect, document and monitor a range of pathogens.