It is my great pleasure and honor to extend our cordial invitation to you to participate in the 5th Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting to be held on 6-8 November 2018 in Bali, Indonesia. It goes without saying that our world is becoming increasingly interconnected and less compartmentalized with each passing day. As such, we are also becoming increasingly vulnerable to public health emergencies, such as outbreaks of infectious diseases and other forms of threat to our global health security. And, there is no better time than now for us to come together to address key issues relevant to our current global health security at this upcoming GHSA Ministerial Meeting.
Since its launch in 2014, GHSA has been at the forefront of championing a world safer and more secure from various public threats, either accidental or man-made, to our collective health security. A number of milestone achievements in improving countries’ capacity in dealing public health emergencies have been made over the past few years.
Yet, significant challenges also remain which call for a more effective multisectoral engagement by both governmental and non-governmental stakeholders across the world. A commonly-agreed roadmap, or better known as the GHSA 2024 Framework, which will guide us in our concerted efforts to tackle the current and future global health security issues is, therefore, indispensable.
Building upon the success of the past GHSA Ministerial Meetings and the ongoing development of the GHSA 2024 Framework, which will be officially launched at the meeting, the upcoming GHSA Ministerial Meeting will take stock of the GHSA achievements so far and challenges encountered, including unprecedented ones, and to chart the way forward. Under the theme “Advancing Global Partnerships,” the meeting will further elaborate on the existing and possible partnerships, including partnerships at global, regional and national levels.
We have selected Bali as our venue of the meeting to ensure that you will be able to make the most of your visit that goes beyond a typical business meeting, and enjoy an unparalleled social and cultural experience on this beautiful island.
We look forward to welcoming you in Bali.
Warm regards,
Nila Farid Moeloek
Minster of Health, Republic of Indonesia