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U.S. Government Views Global Health Security As ‘Top Priority’

CNN: Why global health security matters to U.S.
CDC Director Tom Frieden and Andy Weber, assistant secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs

Writing about the first meeting on the world’s Global Health Security Agenda, the authors conclude, “…Global health security is an essential investment for the United States and a top priority of the Obama administration. A broad-based, bipartisan coalition recognizes the critical importance of better protecting Americans by strengthening our nation’s global partnerships to increase health security capacity around the world. The U.S. government and our international partners have an unprecedented opportunity to make the world — and ourselves — stronger and safer through our commitment to closer cooperation on global health issues. Helping other countries protect their own people also means greater security for Americans” (5/5).

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