IFBA and Canada’s Global Partnership Program Collaborate with ASEAN Member States to Strengthen Biorisk Management
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- Published: 19 December 2016
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The IFBA, in partnership with the Malaysian Biosafety & Biosecurity Association (MBBA), is pleased to collaborate with the Global Partnership Program (GPP), Global Affairs Canada, to strengthen biorisk management in the ASEAN region. Established in 2002, the GPP supports projects to increase global health security in fulfilment of Canada’s commitments under the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction and the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). This new GPP funded project will certify professionals at priority ASEAN institutions handling dangerous infectious materials for competency in a variety of technical disciplines related to the safe and secure handling of biological materials. Launched at recent project coordination meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, ASEAN Member States reaffirmed their support for the project and IFBA’s Professional Certification Program in ensuring a minimal level of competency for biorisk management professionals.
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ASEAN GPP Project Coordination Meeting, November 14-16, Bangkok, Thailand