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WILMOT JAMES: Trust in government and leaders is earned the hard way and over time

March 16, 2022
[The following article was published as an op-ed by Wilmot James in Business Day (South Africa) on March 16, 2022.]  To keep and build on the levels of citizen confidence, governments must respond nimbly, sensibly and effectively in pandemic risk management. Trust matters in organising the activities, business and…
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2021 Global Health Security Index Finds All Countries Remain Dangerously Unprepared for Future Epidemic and Pandemic Threats

December 8, 2021
Report calls on national and global leaders to sustain and expand upon preparedness capacities developed to fight COVID-19 WASHINGTON, DC (December 8, 2021) — Despite important steps taken by countries to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, all countries—across all income levels—remain dangerously unprepared to meet future epidemic and pandemic threats,…
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GHS Index Team Highlights Value of Tool in Article for The BMJ

October 21, 2020
An October 2020 commentary in The BMJ highlights the value of the Global Health Security (GHS) Index as a practical tool that can help inform global policy makers and practitioners. “The value proposition of the Global Health Security Index” was authored by members of the GHS Index project team at…
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GHS Index Website Receives Awards for Creativity and Digital Excellence

October 20, 2020
The Global Health Security (GHS) Index website has been recognized with awards for its creativity and digital excellence from leading communicators and creative professionals. Launched in October 2019, the website houses the GHS Index report and presents its complex data in unique, interactive models to help communicate the information to a…
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Inaugural Global Health Security Index Finds No Country Is Prepared for Epidemics or Pandemics

February 26, 2024
United Nations should call heads-of-state summit on catastrophic biological risks by 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — National health security is fundamentally weak around the world, and no country is fully prepared to handle an epidemic or pandemic, according to the first comprehensive assessment and benchmarking of health security and related capabilities…
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International Panel of Experts: Critical Role in Developing the Index

February 26, 2024
To develop the Global Health Security (GHS) Index, the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (JHU) and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) convened an international panel of 21 experts from 13 countries across every region of the globe. As the GHS Index team worked to…