Global Health Security Agenda: Toward a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats [open pdf - 722KB]
"Working together with partners around the world in support of the nine objectives of our Global Health Security agenda, we seek to prioritize coordinated action and specific, measurable steps focused on: preventing epidemics, detecting biological threats early, and rapidly responding to disease outbreaks, whether naturally occurring, intentionally produced, or accidentally caused. This effort will support existing agreements under the World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations 2005 (IHR), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Animal Health Codes, and the Codex Alimentarius International Food Standards and will complement existing multilateral efforts in this area, including under the G8, G20, Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction, Global Health Security Initiative, and regional forums." The document outlines the nine objectives of the Global Health Security agenda.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Global Health Security: http://www.globalhealth.gov/