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Experts Discuss Importance Of Global Health Security For U.S. Health, Economy

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Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses remarks made by Bill Steiger, who was the director of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Global Health Affairs under the George W. Bush administration, during an event at Georgetown University on pandemic preparedness. During the panel discussion, Steiger discussed how investing in global health security “is very much an ‘America first’ agenda, not only to protect America’s health but to protect America’s economy.” Aziz also highlights remarks made by Hamid Jafari of the CDC, who suggested that “[i]nvesting in global health security is not a political issue” (1/18).

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