Clade X pandemic exercise highlights policies needed to prevent or reduce the worst possible outcomes in future pandemics

At the conclusion of the exercise, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security presented six strategic policy goals needing commitment from the United States to prevent or reduce the worst possible outcomes in future pandemics.

Ebola Again: Preparedness Is Still Underfinanced, but New Opportunities Are in Play

The Global Health Security Agenda’s Joint External Evaluation (JEE) is used as an evaluation tool to help countries assess their preparedness capacity for pandemics. Of the 27 countries with completed JEEs, only two have used the results generated to develop costed plans.

Clade X: Simulated pandemic to put political leaders, public on notice

During the Clade X tabletop exercise, former high-ranking US government officials and a current United States congresswoman will act as a team of advisors who must engage in several National Security Council meetings to resolve real-world policy issues when they learn a pandemic has struck.

Safeguarding against Ebola: Vaccines and therapeutics to be stockpiled for future outbreaks

There are challenges that must be overcome to ensure adequate preparedness for future Ebola outbreaks, including completing the remaining advanced development activities necessary for regulatory approval and subsequent stockpiling of medical countermeasures for use during a public health emergency.

Fighting microscopic threats through international collaboration: Health ministers use lessons learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic to strengthen pandemic preparedness and global health security

The Global Health Security Initiatives’ ministerial meeting focused on the need to have a common approach to evidence based, non-pharmaceutical interventions to slow the spread of influenza and on how best to communicate uncertainty and address public risk perception during a public health emergency.