GHSA Action Packages
The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) was launched in February 2014 to advance a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats, to bring together nations from all over the world to make new, concrete commitments, and to elevate global health security as a national leaders-level priority.
In order to facilitate progress toward the common GHSA goals, the “Action Package” concept was developed to provide focus and structure to priority technical areas. In developing these Action Packages, the goal has been to translate political support into action and to guide countries toward achieving the GHSA targets.
All GHSA member countries participate in one or more Action Packages and may choose to fulfill this commitment by building capacity at a national, regional, and/or global level.
Each Action Package includes a 5-year target, an indicator (or indicators) by which to measure progress, and lists of baseline assessment, planning, monitoring, and evaluation activities to support successful implementation.
The Action Packages are as follows:
- Prevent 1: Antimicrobial Resistance
- Prevent 2: Zoonotic Disease
- Prevent 3: Biosafety and Biosecurity
- Prevent 4: Immunization
- Detect 1: National Laboratory System
- Detect 2 & 3: Real-Time Surveillance
- Detect 4: Reporting
- Detect 5: Workforce Development
- Respond 1: Emergency Operations Centers
- Respond 2: Linking Public Health with Law and Multisectoral Rapid Response
- Respond 3: Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment Action Package
Last modified: November 9, 2021