Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
In today’s interconnected world, biological incidents have the potential to cost thousands of American lives, cause significant anxiety, and disrupt travel and trade. The
National Biodefense Strategy, released on September 18, 2018, sets the course for the United States to combat the serious biothreats our country faces, whether they arise from natural outbreaks of disease, accidents involving high consequence pathogens, or the actions of terrorists or state actors.
Federal Departments and Agencies with responsibilities or capabilities pertaining to biodefense are engaging stakeholders to:
Engagement with non-governmental organizations and the private sector is critical to prevent the spread of disease and respond to the next outbreak before it becomes an epidemic.
During this meeting, we will engage stakeholders, including:
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