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We would like to draw your attention to this great article by our colleagues at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM):

Preventing, Detecting, and Responding: Moving the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Forward in Africa

Since shortly after being nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009, Bonnie D. Jenkins, PhD, has served as the Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs at the US Department of State. Ambassador Jenkins works with US governmental programmes and international partners to ensure a coordinated approach to threat reduction, security programme development, and harmonised operations. In addition, she is a strong advocate for the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) initiative – a collaborative effort among governments, international organisations, and civil society to accelerate progress toward a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats and to promote global health security as an international priority.

In October 2015, she travelled to Sierra Leone to participate in the ‘Regional Global Health Security Consultation for Laboratory Strengthening’, co-convened by the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) and the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO), which gathered regional and international health professionals to build consensus around a framework for GHSA implementation across Africa.

Read the interview with US Ambassador and GHSA Champion Dr. Bonnie Jenkins by clicking here

African Society for Laboratory Medicine