Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Globally

Jhpiego is leading a consortium of partners to support Global Health Security (GHS) through funding from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Enhancing Global Health Security is a 5-year project that builds on ongoing CDC funded investments to support GHS through implementation of programs focused on preventing, detecting and responding to public health emergencies of international concern.

Jhpiego and partners aim to contribute to improved:

  1. Interconnected global network that can respond rapidly and effectively to biological threats of international concern;
  2. Prevention of avoidable epidemics;
  3. Preparedness for potential future outbreaks;
  4. Ability to rapidly detect threats early in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, the West African Region more broadly, and the South American Region.

We work in close collaboration with multiple Centers, Divisions and Branches at CDC to prevent and mitigate the impact of outbreaks.

The consortium includes core partners Global Scientific Solutions for Health (GSSHealth), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) and Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (JHCHS), with inputs from resource partner the Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Health (JHU CGH) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Emergency Care. Together we are accelerating achievement of GHS targets to protect and improve health globally through regional, national, and local partnerships.

Where We Work

Burkina Faso

  • National Laboratory Systemssystem strengthening, biosafety/biosecurity, specimen transport
  • Surveillance – Indicator-based, surveys, border health
  • Human Resourcestraining, mentorship, FETP
  • Emergency Response OperationsEOC support, RRT training
  • Service Delivery IPC, program evaluations
Learn more about Jhpiego in Burkina Faso

Ethiopia

  • Service DeliveryHCW infection monitoring, program evaluations
Learn more about Jhpiego in Ethiopia

Liberia

  • National Laboratory Systemssystem strengthening
  • Surveillance – event-based, border health
  • Emergency Response Operations RRT training
  • Service DeliveryIPC
Learn more about Jhpiego in Liberia

Mali

  • National Laboratory Systemssystem strengthening, biosafety/biosecurity, specimen transport
  • Surveillance – border health
  • Human Resourcestraining, FETP
  • Emergency Response Operationsborder health
Learn more about Jhpiego in Mali

Sierra Leone

  • Surveillance – event-based, border health
  • Emergency Response Operations RRT training, border health
Learn more about Jhpiego in Sierra Leone

Pakistan

  • National Laboratory Systemssystem strengthening, biosafety/biosecurity
  • Surveillance – border health
  • Emergency Response OperationsEOC support, RRT training, RCCE
  • Service DeliveryIPC
Learn more about Jhpiego in Pakistan

South America

  • Surveillance – surveys
  • Service Deliveryprogram evaluations

West Africa

  • National Laboratory Systemssystem strengthening
  • Surveillance – event-based, border health
  • Emergency Response OperationsRRT training, border health

Our Partners

A Collective Responsibility

Being a janitor is hard, hazardous and often underappreciated work. But Isaac Joseph, a janitor at a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, knows the timely collection and disposal of infectious waste is critical to preventing the spread of infectious diseases.

I feel if I do my work honestly, I am doing a job well done for humanity at large.

Read Isaac’s story     

Learn more by reading our Resources

Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Globally – read our brief below in English or French and learn more about our key goals to:

  • Improve prevention of avoidable epidemics including naturally occurring outbreaks and intentional or accidental releases of dangerous pathogens
  • Improve ability to rapidly detect threats early, including detecting, characterizing and reporting emerging biological threats
  • Improved interconnected global network that can respond rapidly and effectively to public health threats of international concern

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Learn more about a cross border simulation exercise held in Ghana in which several West African countries participated to assess regional emergency readiness and outbreak response systems

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Learn more about Genomics and Sequencing Technologies.

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