USAID, Defense Department Release Statements On New U.S. Global Health Security Strategy
USAID: USAID Administrator Mark Green on the launch of the U.S. Global Health Security Strategy
In this statement, USAID Administrator Mark Green says, “The increase in the number of infectious diseases outbreaks (e.g., Ebola, Zika, and yellow fever) around the world and the risk posed by an accidental or deliberate release of dangerous pathogens highlight the need for a sustained, multi-sectoral, and coordinated United States response. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to be working with more than ten other Federal Departments and agencies in this critically important effort…” (5/9).
U.S. Department of Defense: DOD Joins National Global Health Security Effort
“…Together with the National Security Strategy, National Biodefense Strategy, and Executive Order on ‘Advancing the Global Health Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats,’ the Global Health Security Strategy guides the federal government in protecting the United States and its partners abroad from infectious disease threats by working with other nations, international organizations, and nongovernmental stakeholders. ‘The Department of Defense is pleased to be a part of the U.S. government’s strong commitment to global health security and the global health security agenda,’ said Lt. Col. Carla Gleason, defense spokeswoman…” (5/9).