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Seoul Conference Addresses Future Of Global Health Security Agenda

Homeland Preparedness News: With GHSA conference underway, world considers best path forward for disease control
“In Seoul, South Korea, dozens of countries [gathered] this week to discuss the future of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), which seeks to protect the world from infectious disease threats and has formed the backbone of biosecurity initiatives across the globe for more than three years. … In the lead-up to the conference, more than 100 health and health security organizations … banded together in a call for the GHSA’s continued operation for at least another five years. The current lifespan of the organization is scheduled to conclude in 2019, and members are currently hammering out what form future operations would take…” (Galford, 7/26).

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