World-first gathering showcased health security's past and future

University of Sydney

More than 900 members of the global health security community gathered in Sydney to participate in the first international scientific conference on Global Health Security, organised by Associate Professor Kamradt-Scott and Associate Professor Rebecca Katz from Georgetown University. High-profile speakers included Australia’s Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt MP and representatives from the NSW Government, Peter Sands from the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, Assistant Director-General and Regional Directors from the World Health Organisation, leaders from several Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and many more. “Achieving global health security requires collaboration across disciplines, industries and seniority, and Associate Professor Katz and I are thrilled that our conference was able to bring together members of the global health security community for the first time to measure progress, determine gaps, and identify new opportunities to enhance national, regional and global health security” Dr Kamradt-Scott said.

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The University of Sydney