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The United States released the 2019 Global Health Security Strategy, outlining the Nation's approach to strengthen global health security to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks, May 9, 2019.

Together with the National Security Strategy, National Biodefense Strategy, and Executive Order on "Advancing the Global Health Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats," the Global Health Security Strategy guides the federal government in protecting the United States and its partners abroad from infectious disease threats by working with other nations, international organizations, and nongovernmental stakeholders. 

"The Department of Defense is pleased to be a part of the U.S. government's strong commitment to global health security and the global health security agenda," said Lt. Col. Carla Gleason, defense spokeswoman. 

Infectious disease threats have the potential to endanger lives and disrupt economies, travel, trade, and the food supply. Outbreaks do not respect national boundaries and can rapidly spread through international travel to jeopardize the health, security, and prosperity of the United States. It is in the national security interest of the United States to strengthen global health security and manage the risk of infectious disease threats.

The Global Health Security Strategy outlines the U.S. approach to strengthen Global Health Security, including through strengthened partner country global health capacities, increased international support for global health security, and a resilient homeland prepared against global health threats.

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