ABOUT

The 5th Global Health Security Agenda
Ministerial Meeting
“Advancing Global Partnerships”
6-8 November 2018, Bali, Indonesia


Background
 
Launched in February 2014, the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) is a growing partnership of over 64 nations, international organizations, and non-governmental stakeholders to help build countries’ capacity in advancing a world safer and more secure from infectious disease threats and elevating global health security as a national and global priority. GHSA is facilitating collaborative capacity-building efforts to support countries accelerate the development and maintenance of the core capacities required under the World Health Organization's (WHO's) International Health Regulations (IHR), the World Organization of Animal Health's (OIE) Performance of Veterinary Services Pathway, the WHO-FAO Codex Alimentarius International Food Standards, and other relevant global health security frameworks

Over the past four years, GHSA has made significant progress toward sustained health security capacity in many countries across the world. It has played a major role in initiating and implementing a number of strategic frameworks to improve countries’ capacity in dealing with potential outbreaks of infectious diseases and other threats to global health security, advancing multisectoral engagement, and galvanizing global support and commitments from both governmental and non-governmental stakeholders at global, regional and national levels.

Despite the progress made, the world continues to face health security threats posed by the new, emerging, and re-emerging infectious diseases. It is exacerbated by today’s highly mobile, interdependent and interconnected world, providing myriad opportunities for the rapid spread of infectious diseases. The world remains under-prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks, leaving the global community vulnerable to potentially devastating impacts of outbreaks on human and animal health, agriculture, economic stability, and national security. Thus, at the 2017 GHSA Ministerial Meeting in Uganda, the Kampala Declaration was adopted to extend the GHSA’s mandate for an additional five years (to 2024).

As part of the effort to deal more effectively with the current and future challenges in global health security, GHSA Steering Group has been working to develop framework for the next five years of GHSA, better known as “GHSA 2024.” The GHSA 2024 framework is designed to provide strategic approaches for global health security stakeholders across the world in developing and implementing the best possible policies and strategies to ensure the achievements of their health security goals and targets until 2024. One important element in the framework is the overarching target for GHSA 2024 that outlines what GHSA aspires to achieve through its collective efforts by the end of its five-year term.

It is against this backdrop that the 5th GHSA Ministerial Meeting becomes extremely important in serving as the platform for discussing and agreeing on our collective tasks until 2024 and beyond, and in paving the way for further progress in global health security across the world.

Building upon the success of the previous GHSA Ministerial Meetings and with a view to laying the groundwork for the GHSA 2024 Framework, the Government of Indonesia is honored to host the 5th GHSA Ministerial Meeting in Bali on 6 - 8 November 2018. The meeting aims to review the work done do date by GHSA, successes and challenges encountered, and to chart the way forward. Under the theme “Advancing Global Partnerships”, the meeting will further elaborate on the existing and possible partnerships at the global and regional levels, as well as a broader engagement of the non-governmental stakeholders in the whole process of our work. As partnership is the key element in managing our common challenges and in supporting our work, the meeting will be an important milestone for our future collaboration within the GHSA post 2018, whose framework is expected to be endorsed and launched during the meeting.

Objectives
 
A.   General Objective:
·         to launch the next iteration of GHSA – GHSA 2024 – and its accompanying framework in an effort to further the vision of GHSA

B.   Specific Objectives:
·         to launch GHSA 2024;
·         to review and escalate the commitments made at the first five years of GHSA and beyond;
·         to strengthen multisectoral and multi-stakeholder partnerships for the GHSA 2024; and
·         to identify the work to be done in achieving the vision, goals, and target contained in the GHSA 2024 Framework.

Venue and Date
 
Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 6 - 8 November 2018

Participants
 
·         GHSA Member Countries
·         GHSA Advisors
·         GHSA Partners