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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…

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…

The U.S. and COVID-19: Leading the World by GHS Index Score, not by Response

April 27, 2020
Amid the threat posed by COVID-19 the Global Health Security (GHS) Index has been used repeatedly as a reference for global preparedness during the pandemic. This is a key goal of the GHS Index, and the COVID-19 pandemic has become a proof point for its main finding:  national health security is…

Inaugural Global Health Security Index Finds No Country Is Prepared for Epidemics or Pandemics

October 24, 2019
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…

International Panel of Experts: Critical Role in Developing the Index

October 24, 2019
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…