CRDF Global at the 6th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting
CRDF Global is proud to partner with fellow members of the Global Health Security Agenda Consortium to host a side meeting at the 6th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting.
Titled, "Moving Toward Best Practices in Multisectoral Coordination: Integrating Environment and Health to Strengthen Capacities to Prevent, Detect and Respond," this virtual event will feature global health experts discussing promising practices for meaningfully expanding partnerships across human, animal, agriculture, and environmental sectors to improve health outcomes and local, national, and global health security
Changing conditions at local and global scales - related to deforestation and habitat loss, wildlife trade, and changing food systems and agricultural intensification with inadequate biosecurity - are shaping novel and increased interactions between species that facilitate opportunities for the spillover of disease. The consequences are striking: more than 70% of emerging zoonotic diseases have origins in wildlife, and climate-sensitive vector-borne diseases are appearing in new regions, together causing extensive health and economic impact. The same drivers, combined with the misuse and overuse of antibiotics, have accelerated the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among interconnected microbiomes in humans, animals, and the environment, which can be spread across borders through trade, travel, and other movement of people and animals. Understanding the links between the environment and health risks and outcomes is critical to enhancing surveillance and detection, develop early warning systems, and target multisectoral risk reduction strategies to address known and novel threats.
The 6th Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting is being hosted by Thailand under the theme, “Bridging Cooperative Action for Global Health Security” from November 18-20, 2020. This event is part of a series of high-level side meetings being held from October 15- November 5th.
Wednesday, 4 November
19:00 - 21:00 ICT (Thailand)
0700 – 0900 EDT (New York)