Event Title

Global Health Security

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1311

Start Date

8-4-2017 3:40 PM

End Date

8-4-2017 4:00 PM

Description

The broad purpose of global health security is to protect the health of large populations and lessen vulnerability to border-crossing threats such as infectious diseases. Because the modern world is so interconnected, the risk of infectious diseases spreading across borders is much greater than in the past. Additionally, while scientific advancements have improved the health of many, it has also resulted in the stockpiling and weaponization of deadly pathogens such as tularemia and anthrax. Bioterrorism is also a threat associated with the weaponization of deadly pathogens. In order to match these threats, there must be substantial global health policies and procedures in place to ensure the health of the general population. This presentation will provide an overview of global health security, why it is important, the current state of the threat of bioterrorism, and the global health security policies and procedures in the U.S. and abroad.

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Apr 8th, 3:40 PM Apr 8th, 4:00 PM

Global Health Security

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1311

The broad purpose of global health security is to protect the health of large populations and lessen vulnerability to border-crossing threats such as infectious diseases. Because the modern world is so interconnected, the risk of infectious diseases spreading across borders is much greater than in the past. Additionally, while scientific advancements have improved the health of many, it has also resulted in the stockpiling and weaponization of deadly pathogens such as tularemia and anthrax. Bioterrorism is also a threat associated with the weaponization of deadly pathogens. In order to match these threats, there must be substantial global health policies and procedures in place to ensure the health of the general population. This presentation will provide an overview of global health security, why it is important, the current state of the threat of bioterrorism, and the global health security policies and procedures in the U.S. and abroad.