Protecting against emerging global health threats depends on investing in and improving access to health innovations.
In our connected world, a disease outbreak in the most remote jungles can quickly circle the globe, becoming a crisis of international proportions. With increasing frequency, diseases are emerging that we don’t have the tools to prevent or treat. At the same time, rising rates of antimicrobial resistance, or “superbugs,” put the progress of modern medicine at risk. And a changing climate is bringing into focus the linkages between the health of people and the health of the planet.
Awakening the global community into action, one crisis at a time, is not enough. Aid can be slow to arrive, new solutions take years to develop and even when innovations come to market, getting them to the people who need them most is hard.
Together with our partners, GHS works to build support for action and investment today to protect us against the challenges of tomorrow.
At GHS, a day working on emerging challenges may mean:
- Organizing a press briefing about a new report on the impact of air pollution on human health
- Coordinating deskside briefings for a leading expert to speak on antimicrobial resistance
- Drafting a press release for the global launch of a new vector control technology
- Organizing a screening of a documentary film on pandemic threats
- Developing a media strategy to promote coordinated, multi-sector approaches to fight emerging infectious diseases