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Biden Administration Launches $30 Billion 'Global Health Security Strategy'

Biden Administration Launches $30 Billion 'Global Health Security Strategy'

Apr 16, 2024

Biden Administration Launches $30 Billion 'Global Health Security Strategy'

The Biden administration has unveiled the "Global Health Security Strategy," an international initiative aimed at "combatting the next global pandemic." The announcement of the strategy was made on April 16 by senior administration officials.

The new strategy, which outlines the United States' actions for the next five years, has secured a 50-nation partnership and aims to expand its reach to 100 countries by year-end with the support of other G7 nations. The initiative amounts to an annual cost of $30 billion.

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President Joe Biden made a statement, claiming the importance of enhancing "the prevention, detection, preparation for, and response to infectious disease threats." The strategy's financial backbone is supported in part by the Pandemic Fund, an international body that has raised $2 billion from 27 contributors, including countries, foundations, and philanthropies.

A senior administration official highlighted that participating nations have several capacity gaps in areas such as lab capacity, surveillance, and outbreak communication. To aid progress tracking, the administration is launching a special website that will outline the 50 countries currently supported.

The administration clarified that this initiative is separate from the ongoing negotiations of the World Health Organization’s pandemic treaty, though both efforts share the objective of advancing global health security.

The Epoch Times Article


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