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May 13, 2022

HSP & BioRisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP2015) will be Conducting a Sample Transport Mapping Survey at Human and Animal Health Laboratories in the Philippines

HSP in partnership with the BioRisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP2015) will be conducting a sample transport mapping survey at human and animal health laboratories in the Philippines. This survey will be to assess current mechanisms for transport of biological materials and samples, both formal and informal, and identify strengths and areas for improvement in sample transport security. BRAP2015 has selected an impressive pool of 12 volunteer surveyors from both the human and animal … Continue Reading


May 10, 2022

HSP-Led GAIHN-HAI Network Begins COVID-19 Variant Surveillance in Indonesia

HSP and Indonesian partners at Dr. Soetomo Hospital and the Institute of Tropical Diseases, Universitas Airlangga (ITD) have started COVID-19 variant surveillance in health care workers and hospitalized patients. As a result, these partners will be able to identify and characterize existing and emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants and support national and global response to the pandemic. This effort is part of HSP’s support for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global … Continue Reading


May 07, 2022

HSP Will Join the Indonesian Biorisk Association to Conduct a Two-Day Virtual Workshop From May 17th-18th

From May 17th - 18th, HSP will join the Indonesian Biorisk Association (IBA) to conduct a two-day virtual workshop to introduce biosecurity and biosafety risks and best practices for manufacturers and users of Rapid Response Mobile Laboratories (RRMLs) in Indonesia. Because RRMLs have been increasing in usage and rapidly commissioned in Southeast Asia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HSP and IBA want to engage both manufacturers and users of RRMLs to discuss threats and mitigation … Continue Reading


May 05, 2022

HSP Turkey Chemical Security Fellows Meet to Discuss Science Diplomacy

Last week, HSP Turkey Chemical Security Fellows met to discuss science diplomacy. The session featured Rector Dr. Yusuf Baran of Izmir Institute of Technology, providing his insights on how science collaboration connects the researcher to solve shared global challenges. The cadre of 32 Fellows highlighted the importance of science diplomacy in its various forms particularly in times of conflict to promote peaceable solutions. Following this discussion, the Fellows will continue improving … Continue Reading


May 02, 2022

Consultant Opportunity - Network Data Manager, Indonesia

Position Description: Health Security Partners (HSP) is looking for a skilled professional with experience in data management, analysis and interpretation to support health-associated infection (HAI) surveillance in Indonesia as part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global Action in Healthcare Network (GAIHN). The Network Data Manager will work in collaboration with HSP and CDC to manage data generated within a network of health care facilities (HCF) for infectious … Continue Reading


May 02, 2022

HSP's Dr. Muhammad Usman Zaheer Appears on National Television to Speak About Importance of Vaccinations

Last week was World Immunization Week. Our team here at HSP would like to highlight one of our own, Dr. Muhammad Usman Zaheer, who leads HSP’s animal health surveillance efforts for the Fleming Fund Country Grant Team in Pakistan, who appeared on national television in Pakistan on April 25. He highlighted the importance of using vaccinations against food-and-mouth disease (FMD) and Lumpy Skin disease (LSD), in food-producing animals. These vaccinations ensure food security and food safety, … Continue Reading


April 20, 2022

HSP-Supported Provincial Livestock Sector Development Strategy Incorporating Biorisk Management Approved by the Cabinet in Pakistan

HSP and its Pakistani partners at the Association for Biorisk Management (ABM) are proud to share that on April 12, 2022, the provincial cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan approved the Livestock Sector Development Strategy and 10-Year Business Plan for 89 billion rupees (~$490 M). This is the first provincial livestock policy in Pakistan that incorporates biorisk management (BRM) for laboratories and it was developed through ABM/HSP engagement and technical assistance to the … Continue Reading


April 14, 2022

HSP-CDC Indonesian Partners Kick-off SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Project at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface

HSP’s Indonesian subaward team from the Mochtar Riady Institute for Nanotechnology (MRIN) and Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology has completed site assessments at Goa Ngerong in East Java and Goa Lawah in Bali to kickoff its project on SARS-CoV-2 surveillance at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface in Indonesia. This project aims to expand knowledge of the behavior of SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus and other viruses with zoonotic potential in locations where human activities are in close … Continue Reading


April 11, 2022

HSP and NCAH Successfully Hold Safe and Secure Sample Collection and Transport Workshop in Libya

From March 28 - 31, HSP and Libya’s National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) conducted a successful four-day virtual workshop on safe and secure specimen collection and transport. Participants from across Libya attended the virtual training to further their knowledge of sample collection as well as packaging and transportation, and will return to their home institutions with the knowledge and ability to implement best practices for safe and secure handling. During the virtual sessions, … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

HSP is Happy to Announce the Completion of the Business on Network’s (BoN) First Workshop for Their Project...

Health Security Partners is happy to announce the completion of the Business on Network’s (BoN) first workshop for their project, “Finding Synergies Among Different Event-based Surveillance Applications in Thailand.” BoN seeks to develop a strategic plan with recommendations for areas of alignment and collaboration among different event-based surveillance systems in Thailand. This one-year program will hold three more workshops during which they intend to (1) raise awareness, network, and … Continue Reading


April 04, 2022

Join DAI Pakistan Health Webinar on “Combating Pakistan’s Silent Pandemic - Importance of Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance”

The DAI Pakistan team is organizing a web talk series named "Live@DAI" to promote discussion on the number of DAI development Initiatives in Pakistan. The Health webinar, in collaboration with the Fleming Fund Pakistan team, will be the first web session of this series. Find below the event agenda and guest speakers, including one of HSP's surveillance leaders, Dr. Usman Zaheer! Please follow this link to join the webinar, which will be via Microsoft Teams. Please note that this webinar is on … Continue Reading


March 30, 2022

HSP Hosts an Interactive Session on “International Biosecurity Opportunities for Young Scientists” for its Biosecurity Champions Fellows

HSP hosted an interactive session on "International Biosecurity Opportunities for Young Scientists" for its Pakistani biosecurity champions fellows as part of its Biosecurity Champions Fellowship. This fellowship is a training program aimed at developing a network of life and medical science professionals poised to become biosecurity leaders in Pakistan. Over the last decade, international biosecurity organizations have developed similar programs that allow young scientists to learn about … Continue Reading


March 28, 2022

HSP and the Indonesian Biosafety Association (IBA) Conducted a Workshop to Strengthen Capacity of the Indonesian Academic Research Sector Against Toxins’ Threats

Last week, March 21-24, HSP and the Indonesian Biosafety Association (IBA) conducted a workshop to strengthen capacity of the Indonesian academic research sector against toxins’ threats. The goal of the workshop was to engage non-traditional partners in the academic research sector to introduce security measures that should be taken when working with certain toxins and toxin precursors. All four days of the workshop were full of rich discussion both in the question and answer segments after … Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

HSP Will Join the University of Tripoli and the National Centre for Animal Health in an Upcoming Workshop on Safe and Secure Sample Collection and Transport in Libya

From March 28th - 31st, HSP will join Libyan partners at the University of Tripoli and the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) to conduct a four-day virtual workshop on secure sample collection and transport of especially dangerous pathogens (EDPs). The workshop will bring together participants from animal health facilities and veterinary laboratories across Libya to provide training in best practices to collect, package, and ship specimens of suspected EDPs. This includes maintaining … Continue Reading


March 21, 2022

Last Call - Apply by March 31 for FETP-Indonesia Scholarships!

Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Indonesia graduates are “disease detectives” who help track, contain, and eliminate outbreaks before they become epidemics. Under the coordination of the FETP Secretariat, the FETP is integrated into the curricula of collaborative Indonesian universities and field training is implemented at district and provincial health offices. These efforts are supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To check eligibility requirements and … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

HSP and Yemeni Partners Begin University Laboratory Chemical Security Fellowship

In a continuing collaboration with our university-based partners in Yemen, HSP has begun its virtual Laboratory Chemical Security Fellowship. Our partners at the University of Ibb and Sana’a University will host over 40 new university faculty as fellows, representing 22 academic institutions, in a series of virtual chemical security workshops. Through interactive lectures with HSP’s local and regional SMEs, this fellowship will provide instruction on chemical safety and security standard … Continue Reading


March 13, 2022

HSP is looking for a full-time Network Coordinator based in the Philippines

HSP is looking for a full-time Network Coordinator based in the Philippines to support and improve healthcare facilities’ ability to prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19 and other HAIs. Learn more and apply: … Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

HSP and CDC Collaborate to Create SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Projects at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface in Both Thailand and Indonesia

In partnership with CDC-Thailand and the CDC-One Health Office in Atlanta, HSP continued to push forward discussions with sub-awardees at three universities in Thailand and Indonesia. These discussions focused on launching SARS-CoV-2 surveillance projects at the human-animal-environment interface. Current sub-award universities include Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Mahidol University (Thailand), and the Mochtar Riady Institute for Nanotechnology (Indonesia). In the bi-weekly meeting … Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Scholarship Applications for the 2022-2024 Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in Indonesia Now Open - Applications Due March 31!

Health Security Partners is thrilled to announce the next call for scholarship applications for the 2022-2024 Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in Indonesia. Graduates of the FETP play a critical role in addressing the burden of communicable and noncommunicable diseases through their “boots on the ground” disease surveillance and response field training. Under the coordination of the FETP Secretariat, the FETP is integrated into the curricula of collaborative Indonesian universities … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Next week Health Security Partners (HSP) and the Biorisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP) will be Hosting Two Workshops on Secure Sample Transport for Laboratory Staff and Couriers in the Philippines

Next week Health Security Partners (HSP) and the Biorisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP) will be hosting two concurrent, four-day virtual workshops on secure sample transport for laboratory staff and couriers in the Philippines. The workshops, scheduled for March 1st to the 4th, 2022, will bring together a group of 37 participants from laboratories across the Philippines to provide training in best practices for safe and secure handling, packaging, documenting, transporting of biological … Continue Reading

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