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January 30, 2023

HSP and Ibb University Host Chemical Security Workshop in Yemen HSP and Ibb University Host Chemical Security Workshop in Yemen

From January 25-26, 2023, Health Security Partners (HSP) and Ibb University conducted a hybrid training workshop on chemical security and emergency management in Yemeni university laboratories in Hadramout and Seyoun, Yemen.This workshop convened stakeholders from academia, including chemistry faculty and university leadership, to raise awareness on chemical security issues facing university labs in Yemen and discussed best practices to protect their institutions. This engagement built on … Continue Reading


January 27, 2023

HSP and One Health Stakeholders Meeting

Last week Health Security Partners staff, Kate Taylor, traveled to Jakarta to support the U.S. CDC One Health Office-funded meeting on Zoonotic Respiratory Disease Surveillance in Indonesia. HSP and U.S. CDC colleagues met with CDC Indonesia, the Indonesian Ministries of Agriculture, Health, Environment & Forestry, and the Coordinating Ministry of Human Development and Culture to learn more about the current zoonotic respiratory disease surveillance activities in Indonesia and discuss … Continue Reading


January 17, 2023

HSP and partners at the Nigerian Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)

On 16 January 2023, HSP and partners at the Nigerian Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) kicked off the first of a three-day biosecurity workshop for researchers working with Castor and it’s toxic byproduct, Ricin in Lagos, Nigeria. They are also joined by members of the Office of National Security Advisor to establish a network between researchers and law enforcement officers to increase communication and collaboration for both preventing and responding to laboratory incidents. HSP and … Continue Reading


January 13, 2023

HSP Hosts National Consultative Workshop in Pakistan for the Establishment and Strengthening of University Institutional Biosafety Committees

Health Security Partners, in collaboration with the Association for Biorisk Management Pakistan, organized a one-day national consultative workshop on 5 January 2023 to establish and strengthen Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) in Pakistani universities. The workshop brought together representatives and experts from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Environmental Protection Agency, the provincial health departments, the National Veterinary Laboratory and fifteen Pakistani universities. Senior … Continue Reading


January 02, 2023

Call for 2023 Health Security Futures Fellowship - Pakistan Applications

Offered by Health Security Partners (HSP), this Fellowship is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in Pakistan who are interested in the life sciences, global public health, biosafety and biosecurity. The Fellowship will support participation in the Health Security Futures Fellowship Institute. Application and information link: http://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7157117/50b844adf423 Application deadline: January 22, … Continue Reading


December 30, 2022

HSP Pakistan Centers of Excellence Call for Proposals

The Health Security Partners (HSP) mission is to advance health security through education, collaboration and stewardship. Through the Centers of Excellence (COE) program, HSP collaborates with leading educational and professional organizations worldwide to promote biosafety, biosecurity and biorisk management in the context of advancing high-quality diagnostics, life sciences research, and health education. COE-funded projects usually take the form of training events, assessments of capacity, … Continue Reading


December 21, 2022

HSP Supports Indonesia MOH in Fighting Polio Outbreak

On 28 November 2022, Indonesia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) announced confirmed cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in Aceh province (https://www.who.int/emergencies/disease-outbreak-news/item/2022-DON430). The MOH immediately launched immunization campaigns and field investigations calling on local and national public health authorities to address the outbreak. These risk assessments and field investigations to conduct enhanced … Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

Health Security Partners (HSP) and Brazilian Society for Biosafety and Biosecurity (SB3)

From December 6-9, 2022, Health Security Partners (HSP) and Brazilian Society for Biosafety and Biosecurity (SB3) hosted the Cyberprotection for Biomedical Institutions Train-the-Trainers workshop. The workshop brought together teams of IT professionals and scientists from Brazilian research institutions for a training on implementation of cyber-hygiene best practices at the institutional level to protect valuable research data and other sensitive information from potential cyberattacks. There … Continue Reading


December 10, 2022

HSP and Ibb University Chemical Security Workshops in Yemen

From November 24-25 and November 28-29, Health Security Partners (HSP) and Ibb University conducted two, in-person training workshops on chemical security and emergency management in Yemeni university laboratories in Ibb and Sana’a, Yemen. These workshops convened stakeholders from academia, including chemistry faculty and university leadership, to raise awareness on chemical security issues facing university labs in Yemen and discussed best practices to protect their institutions. These … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

HSP and the BioRisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP)

From December 5-6 and December 8-9, 2022, Health Security Partners (HSP) and the BioRisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP) conducted two-toxin related biosecurity workshops in-person in Cebu, Philippines. The first workshop convened toxicologist researchers working on toxins or their source materials, and health professionals working in poison centers to raise awareness on safely and securely using toxins and their source materials. The second workshop was an exciting opportunity to … Continue Reading


December 05, 2022

HSP and the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA)

From November 18 to 20, 2022, Health Security Partners (HSP) and the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) hosted a virtual symposium on the convergence of cyber and biological sciences to discuss current and future risks shared by the two fields. Professionals working in BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories had the opportunity to hear from international and national experts working in the field of biosafety and biosecurity, cybersecurity, and biotechnology. The symposium covered a … Continue Reading


December 05, 2022

HSP and the Association for Biorisk Management to Host National-Level Institutional Biosafety Committee Consultative Workshop in January 2023

Health Security Partners and the Association for Biorisk Management Pakistan are continuing their collaboration on a project to establish and strengthen Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) at Partner Universities in Pakistan. The next phase of the work will kick off with a One-day National Level IBC Consultative Workshop to be conducted in Islamabad on January 5, 2023. The workshop will bring together university leadership and experts across fifteen participating universities. During the … Continue Reading


December 05, 2022

Phase Two of HSP/BRAP2015’s Biosecurity Risk Assessment and Mitigation Training

Health Security Partners and the BioRisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP2015) are pleased to announce the completion of Phase Two of the three-phased training on biosecurity risk assessment and mitigation. Participants from Philippines laboratories gathered in-person in Cebu from November 3-5, 2022. During the training, participants were led by trainers to engage in a sequence of interactive, breakout group discussions designed to identify specific biosecurity risks, mitigation and … Continue Reading


November 10, 2022

HSP in Collaboration With Mexican Biosafety Association (AMEXBIO) Will Kick Off “Strengthening Cybersecurity and Biosecurity for High Containment Labs: Introduction to Cyberbiosecurity” Symposium From November 16 to 18, 2022

Health Security Partners (HSP) and the Mexican Biosafety Association (AMEXBIO) look forward to kicking off the “Strengthening Cybersecurity and Biosecurity for High Containment Labs: Introduction to Cyberbiosecurity” symposium from November 16 to 18, 2022. The three-day symposium will bring together local and international experts to deliver lectures, discuss case studies, and host plenary sessions for researchers working in high-containment laboratories in Mexico. Topics discussed will … Continue Reading


November 10, 2022

HSP in Collaboration With Mexican Biosafety Association (AMEXBIO) Will Kick Off “Strengthening Cybersecurity and Biosecurity for High Containment Labs: Introduction to Cyberbiosecurity” Symposium From November 16 to 18, 2022

Health Security Partners (HSP) and the Mexican Biosafety Association (AMEXBIO) look forward to kicking off the “Strengthening Cybersecurity and Biosecurity for High Containment Labs: Introduction to Cyberbiosecurity” symposium from November 16 to 18, 2022. The three-day symposium will bring together local and international experts to deliver lectures, discuss case studies, and host plenary sessions for researchers working in high-containment laboratories in Mexico. Topics discussed will … Continue Reading


November 07, 2022

HSP, in Partnership with Association for Biorisk Management Pakistan, Hosts First Technical Working Group Meeting for the Establishment and Strengthening of Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) at Partner Universities in Pakistan

Health Security Partners and the Association for Biorisk Management Pakistan (ABM) are collaborating on a project to establish and strengthen Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) at Partner Universities in Pakistan. To begin, HSP and ABM brought together a Technical Working Group (TWG) of provincial-level experts to work closely with universities and the National Biosafety Committee at the federal level to facilitate the establishment of IBCs at the select universities. The TWG conducted … Continue Reading


October 31, 2022

HSP’s Iraq Health Security Stewards Fellowship Programs Gathered at the University of Babylon for an Event to Celebrate Their Accomplishments and Establish an Alumni Network

On October 23rd, 2022, 46 alumni from HSP’s Iraq Health Security Stewards Fellowship Programs gathered at the University of Babylon for an event to celebrate their accomplishments and establish an alumni network of Stewards Fellows in Iraq. Over the past four years, our Iraq Stewards Fellowship programs brought together two cohorts of biosecurity champions and emerging leaders representing university faculty from the Ministry of Health (MoH), and the Ministry of Scientific Research and Higher … Continue Reading


October 24, 2022

HSP Offered Participation Grants for the APBA’s 15th Annual Biosafety Conference

HSP supported 101 laboratory workers, researchers, faculty members, and other public health professionals from 63 universities, diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, and public health reference laboratories for virtual participation in the Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association’s 15th Annual Biosafety Conference and pre-conference workshops on September 21 - 25, 2022. The conference included sessions on building global resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, material control and accountability … Continue Reading


October 17, 2022

HSP Pakistan Partners Publish Paper on Strengths of Virtual BRM Programming during the COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions

Restrictions on in-person gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant rise in virtual training programs, making training more globally accessible but also making personal engagement more challenging. Health Security Partners hosted a series of virtual biorisk management trainings in Pakistan during the COVID-19 pandemic under its Centers of Excellence (COE) program. One of these training programs was conducted in partnership with Prof. Dr Shamsul Arfin Qasmi from the … Continue Reading


October 14, 2022

Apply Now! Program Coordinator - (Indonesia)

Position Description: Health Security Partners (HSP) is seeking a Program Coordinator who will work with HSP, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Indonesia Office, and the Indonesian Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Secretariat in Indonesia. The goal of FETP Indonesia is to strengthen the national health workforce in applied epidemiology and to further develop national capacity for detection and response to public health threats. This is a full-time … Continue Reading

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