Talking Global Health Security on Capitol Hill
CRDF Global believes global health security plays an important role in meeting the fundamental challenge of ensuring not just personal health, but also political and economic stability. On October 7, CRDF Global hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill focusing on perspectives in global health security. Panelists included Dr. Laud Boateng, District Director of Health Services at Ghana Health Service; Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs at the U.S. Department of State; Ms. Kaitlin Sandhaus; CEO and Executive Director at Global Implementation Solutions; and the Honorable Andrew C. Weber, Former Deputy Coordiantor for Ebola Response at the U.S. Department of State.
The speakers brought their unique viewpoints on effective prevention, detection and response to global pandemics, highlighting their policy expertise and on the ground work in Africa. Since well before the inception of the Global Health Security Agenda, CRDF Global has held global health security as a key concern and focus of our work. This includes over a decade of programs and initiatives in West and Central Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Because of this history of activities, trust and partnerships, we have and will continue to be part of the community of governments, non-profits, and international organizations that are meeting the 11 action items of the Global Health Security Agenda.