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U.S. Working With International Partners To Achieve Global Health Security

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: A Path to Global Health Security
Amy Pope, deputy homeland security adviser and deputy assistant to the president at the National Security Council; Heather Anne Higginbottom, deputy secretary of state for management and resources; Gayle Smith, administrator of USAID; and Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discuss the U.S. commitment to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and describe the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) process, “to assess and improve global protection against health threats.” The authors write, “The necessity of working together on global health has never been clearer. … No one nation can ensure global health security. But our commitment to work with international partners to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats must remain unwavering” (10/12).

White House: FACT SHEET: United States Leadership to Advance the Global Health Security Agenda: 55 countries show concrete commitment to prevent, detect, and respond
This White House fact sheet describes the U.S. commitment to and next steps for the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) (10/12).

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