Themed Discussion: The Critical Role of Risk Communication in the Global Health Security Agenda
How can we help create a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats? To find out, join us October 30-31 for a Springboard discussion on The Critical Role of Risk Communication in the Global Health Security Agenda.
The first few weeks of October 2018 have already recorded outbreaks of Chikungunya, Ebola Virus Disease, Cholera, Monkeypox, and MERS-CoV -- all diseases of pandemic and epidemic potential. USAID’s Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) was launched in 2014 with a goal of strengthening both global- and country-level capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, and accelerating countries' progress towards implementation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR).
Risk communication plays a key role in the GHSA and is one of the essential capacities countries need to implement those IHRs. Risk communication is uniquely placed to address the behavioral and social aspects of health risks that precede and follow an emergency. Come discuss how risk communication can help create a safer world for all of us with a group of experts and fellow Springboard members! We hope to see you on October 30-31!