(Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness)
GloPID-R is the only initiative of its kind to bring together research funding organizations on a global scale to facilitate an effective research response within 48 hours of a significant outbreak
of a new or remerging infectious disease with pandemic potential.
The Ebola outbreak has shown the importance of research and innovation at the outset of an epidemic to develop essential diagnostics,
vaccines and therapeutics. It is important to think, plan and invest in research and innovation before a health crisis occurs.
Until now there has been no platform for scientists and research funders to identify the best research solutions and channel the necessary funds rapidly.
GloPID-R is designed to save valuable resources, avoiding duplication of efforts and lost time.
The European Union and 12 countries are already represented in GloPID-R today.
GHSA (Global Health Security Agenda)
The importance of global health security has never been clearer.
New microbes are emerging and spreading, drug resistance is rising,
and laboratories around the world could intentionally or unintentionally release dangerous microbes.
Globalization of travel and trade increase the chance and speed of these risks spreading.
To address these challenges, CDC is joining with other U.S. government agencies and global partners to advance a Global Health Security Agenda.
The aim of this agenda is to accelerate progress toward a safe world and to promote global health security as an international priority.
CDC's role in global health security is rooted in science and based on three concepts long embedded in the agency's mission to protect public health worldwide:
- · Prevent
- · Detect
- · Respond
GHSI (The Global Health Security Initiative)
The Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) is an informal, international partnership among like-minded countries to strengthen health preparedness and response globally to threats of biological, chemical, radio-nuclear terrorism (CBRN) and pandemic influenza.
This Initiative was launched in November 2001 by Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. The World Health Organization serves as an expert advisor to the GHSI. The GHSI was envisaged as an informal group to fill a gap for like-minded countries to address health issues of the day, such as global health security. The Initiative was not intended to replace, overlap or duplicate existing fora or networks.