Southeast Asia Strategic Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue with Participation from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States [December 14 and 16, 2021] [open pdf - 0B]
From the Introduction: "On December 14 and 16, 2021, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security held a second virtual meeting of the Southeast Asia Strategic Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue. The ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, including health risks as well as quarantine requirements and other travel restrictions, necessitated hosting the meeting virtually. Additionally, many of our dialogue participants play important roles in their country's COVID-19 response, which makes it difficult for them to take time away from work for travel. In order to maintain the relationships that are so critical to the success of this dialogue and to share lessons from national-level COVID-19 response activities, we held a second virtual meeting, which built on the topics and challenges discussed in our previous meeting in February 2021. [...] This dialogue meeting consisted of 4 1-hour dialogue sessions across 2 meeting days. The meetings included participants from each of the 6 participating countries, including subject matter experts and current and former senior government officials from across healthcare and public health, national security and foreign affairs, homeland security/ home affairs, nonproliferation and disarmament, animal and agricultural health, journalism, and other relevant fields. The dialogue topics included an overview of the national-level COVID-19 responses since our February 2021 meeting and discussions on disease surveillance and vaccination activities. Notably, the participants also looked beyond the current pandemic to future biosecurity challenges, including identifying solutions from the COVID-19 pandemic that could be applicable to other threats."
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Second 2021 Southeast Asia Strategic Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue. Virtual. December 14 and 16, 2021