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December 26, 2017

The Importance of Continued US Investment to Sustain Momentum Toward Global Health Security

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for Health Security, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA. 2017;318(24):2423-2424. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.17188

In 2014, the United States launched the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) as a 5-year initiative to increase progress toward “a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats.”1 The initial financial commitment was $1 billion. In the years since, important progress has been made. The GHSA has helped to bring political attention to the need to strengthen public health capacities across the globe and has created a mechanism for countries to work collaboratively and make financial commitments to do so.

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