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Global Health Security Agenda

GHSA

As a member of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Non-Governmental Steering Group, the IFBA has been engaged in ongoing efforts to foster collaboration among national Biosafety Associations and local governments in implementing GHSA’s shared goals of strengthening global capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. Specifically, GHSA Biosafety and Biosecurity Action Package Prevent - 3 calls for
• a whole-of-government national biosafety and biosecurity system to be put in place, ensuring that especially dangerous pathogens are identified, held, secured and monitored in a minimal number of facilities according to best practices
• biological risk management training and educational outreach to be conducted to promote a shared culture of responsibility, reduce dual use risks, mitigate biological proliferation and deliberate use threats, and ensure safe transfer of biological agents; and,
• country-specific biosafety and biosecurity legislation, laboratory licensing, and pathogen control measures to be put in place as appropriate.

For complete details on the 5 Year Action Items, Baseline Assessment and Planning Activities for Action Package 3, please visit
https://ghsagenda.org/packages/p3-biosafety-biosecurity.html 

For a copy of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine’s Special Edition Newsletter on the GHSA click here

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