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President Obama’s Executive Order Launches Comprehensive Framework For Global Health Security Agenda

White House: Statement by National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice on the Executive Order on Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda
National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice provides a statement on the U.S. commitment to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and says, “The executive order signed [Friday] builds on [the progress of the GHSA] by establishing long-term policy objectives and memorializing a comprehensive framework for the United States to continue, strengthen, and institutionalize our achievements and use common targets to measure progress. The executive order will save lives by further leveraging the full power and leadership of the United States Government and is an important step toward a safer, more resilient future” (11/4).

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Executive Order Prioritizes Our Shared Global Health Security
Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID, discusses President Obama’s executive order to advance the Global Health Security Agenda, writing, “The comprehensive framework the Obama administration is launching … will have a far-reaching impact on our ability to partner with new sectors to prevent, detect, and respond to epidemic threats; leverage the full power and leadership of the U.S. government for this effort; and move us closer to achieving the vision of a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats” (11/4).