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IFBA’s Progress in Implementing the Global Health Security Agenda

The IFBA is a vital GHSA partner, facilitating partnerships between our worldwide network of biosafety associations and national governments in the implementation of Action Prevent Prevent – 3: Biosafety & Biosecurity goals and objectives. Support is provided for developing national biosafety and biosecurity strategies and guidelines, advancing biorisk management practices & procedures, and certifying the competency of biosafety professionals
in the safe and secure handling of infectious disease agents.

Progress to Date
To assist countries in achieving GHSA APP-3 targets, the IFBA has:

  • Joined the JEE Alliance, a platform for facilitating multi-sectoral collaboration on health security capacity building and International Health Regulations implementation;
  • Partnered with the Global Health Security Agenda Consortium, a global network of non-governmental stakeholders committed to helping make the world safe and secure from threats posed by infectious diseases;
  • Worked collaboratively with its 39 regional and national member biosafety associations to advance biorisk management practices & procedures;
  • Expanded partnerships between civil society and national governments in developing a whole-of-government national biosafety & biosecurity framework including oversight and enforcement mechanisms to ensure compliance;
  • Certified the competency of biosafety professionals in the safe and secure handling of infectious disease agents.

Click here for more details on specific GHSA projects and activities carried out by the IFBA and its members over the past year.

For more details on APP-3 targets and a copy of IFBA’s GHSA flyer, click here

 

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