The International Federation of Biosafety Associations is pleased to participate as a member of the Global Health Security Agenda Consortium (GHSAC), a collective of nongovernmental entities who are dedicated to promote values of collaboration, excellence, innovation, and commitment in implementing the Global Health Security Agenda, the International Health Regulations, the OIE Performance of Veterinary Services Pathways, the Biological Weapons Convention and UN Security Council Resolution 1540.

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that collaboration among governments and non-governmental partners, as well as across sectors, is essential to addressing gaps in prevention and preparedness efficiently, developing innovative approaches, and reaching civil society and communities. Non-governmental institutions, including professional biosafety associations, have played significant roles before and during the COVID- 19 pandemic in collaborating across disciplines and sectors. The Consortium calls on distinguished colleagues in the Global Health Security Agenda to draw on the expertise of nongovernmental entities as we move forward together to strengthen practices and integrate lessons learned into more effective frameworks for global health security and resilient health systems.

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