Global Health Security is US National Security. What is Health Security and Why Does It Matter?

May 3, 2019 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2060, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC

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Global health security has emerged as a top priority for the United States, as well as the international community. Infectious disease outbreaks can devastate communities and have far-reaching impacts on economic growth, political instability, and international development goals.  

This event will convene key staffers for a discussion on how investments in global health security strengthen public health systems, drive economic growth, and contribute to a stronger and safer United States. The discussion will seek to outline the best case for investment in health security, the impacts of US investments to date and what lies ahead in terms of newly proposed global health security legislation. 

Special remarks by Congresswoman Clark’s office

Keynote address

Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director of the Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Reid Wilson, Journalist for The Hill and author of Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak


Marian W. Wentworth, President and Chief Executive Officer, Management Sciences for Health

Dr. Rebecca Martin

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and President of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation

W. Gyude Moore, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development


This event is made possible with generous funding from the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation