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Media Advisory: CRDF Global Convenes Experts to Discuss U.S. Role in Strengthening Global Health Security Agenda October 7 on Capitol Hill

What: Panel discussion: Perspectives in Global Health Security – Effective Prevention, Detection and Response to Global Pandemics. CRDF Global will convene front-line experts from government, business, academia and non-profits to discuss the role of the U.S. in strengthening global health security.

When: Wednesday, October 7 with networking at 12:00, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A 12:30-2:30 pm. A light lunch will be provided.

Who: Organized by CRDF Global, each expert will discuss what the Global Health Security Agenda means from their respective standpoint. Speakers are: Dr. Laud Boateng, District Director of Health Services, Ghana Health Service, and 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow; Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Kaitlin Sandhaus, CEO & Executive Director, Global Implementation Solutions; and Hon. Andrew C. Weber, Former Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response, U.S. Department of State. CRDF Global President and CEO Cathy Campbell will moderate.

Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B340, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

Why: To promote dialogue on this critical topic, with perspectives ranging from a U.S. State Department Ebola coordinator to an African doctor. Mitigating global health threats requires a strategic, collaborative approach that brings together international organizations, private stakeholders and government resources.

Since 2005, CRDF Global has drawn from its extensive network of funders and consultants to design and implement programs in over 40 countries that help mitigate and reduce the threat of infectious disease outbreak. CRDF Global is committed to advancing the Global Health Security Agenda by:

  • Preventing the next outbreak through Global Health Security Fellowships
  • Detecting highly infectious diseases by strengthening lab capacity
  • Enabling effective response by building Emergency Operations Center capacity

Media wishing to attend should contact bsheetz(at)beckysheetz(dot)com.

About CRDF Global
CRDF Global is an independent, nonprofit organization established in 1995 to promote international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training, and services. CRDF Global has 20 years of experience managing international research funding programs and supporting emerging science and technology infrastructure in more than 40 countries in Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.


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