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NTI Analysis of Global Biosafety & Biosecurity Gaps

NTI has recently mapped the biosafety and biosecurity-related Joint External Evaluation (JEE) scores from the 39 countries with published JEE peer reviews as of October 17, 2017. The data demonstrates that most countries that have been assessed through the JEE process lack core biosecurity and biosafety capabilities, which indicates a lack of preparedness for preventing, detecting, and responding to bioterrorism threats.

In NTI’s analysis of the 39 published JEE reports, they found that:
• 74% of the assessed countries demonstrated limited or no capacity for a whole-of-government national biosafety and biosecurity system.
• 64% of the assessed countries demonstrated limited or no capacity for biosafety and biosecurity training and practices.
• 41% of the assessed countries demonstrated limited or no capacity for linking their public health and security authorities during a suspected or confirmed biological event.

For a complete copy of the report, please visit http://www.nti.org/analysis/articles/who-data-demonstrates-weaknesses-biosecurity-and-biosafety-systems-worldwide/ 

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