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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

February 23, 2022

This Week's Spotlight: Ms. Samreen Sarwar, a Technical Advisor for HSP’s Pakistan and Global Biosafety and Biosecurity Programs!

This week, we’re spotlighting Ms. Samreen Sarwar, a Technical Advisor for HSP’s Pakistan and global biosafety and biosecurity programs! She collaborated on this paper with fellows engaged through HSP’s Centers of Excellence in Pakistan programs. HSP is committed to provide numerous sustainable interventions to help strengthen biorisk management systems. Visit the link to learn more about the work we’re doing to address gaps in Pakistani laboratories! … Continue Reading

January 14, 2022

HSP and CDC Host Brainstorming Meeting on Detection of SARS-CoV-2 at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface in Vietnam

On December 16th 2021, HSP held a brainstorming meeting for academic and non-governmental stakeholders in Vietnam regarding planned and ongoing work to detect SARS-CoV-2 (causative agent of COVID-19) at the human-animal-environment interface. During this meeting, participating organizations presented their capacities for disease detection at this interface, along with current and planned work in the field. The meeting was well-attended and proved highly informative. Prior to the … Continue Reading

December 08, 2021

Request for Proposals - Surveillance for the Detection of SARS CoV-2 at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface - Vietnam

In partnership with the CDC, HSP has developed the following Request for Proposals (RFP) and related templates and guidance. Please follow the proposal development and submission instructions closely. Applicants should submit their applications as soon as possible. The proposal submission deadline is 14 January 2022.Concept Note - SARS CoV-2 Surveillance at the Human-Animal-Environment InterfaceRFP for Surveillance for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 at the human-animal-environment interface: … Continue Reading

December 08, 2021

HSP Hosts First Zoonoses Control Committee Workshop in Punjab

In partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the Association for Biorisk Management in Pakistan, Health Security Partners completed a three-day workshop establishing Zoonoses Control Committees (ZCCs) for integrated surveillance, detection, and reporting of high-risk pathogens in Punjab. This capacity-building event engaged 34 members of Punjab’s public health, animal health and environment sectors, including faculty and staff members from … Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

HSP to Support New Global Network to address Healthcare Associated Infections

Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the creation and funding of two new global networks to address current and future health threats like antimicrobial resistance (AMR), healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and the COVID-19 pandemic. HSP is pleased to be among the organizations selected to support the creation of the Global Action in Healthcare Network (GAIHN) in Southeast Asia and Brazil. GAIHN will focus on developing networks of healthcare … Continue Reading

December 03, 2021

Pakistan’s Association for Biorisk Management (ABM) Reaches Diverse Audience Via COVID-19 Awareness Sessions

HSP is always thrilled when our cohort members go on to assist and benefit their communities, especially community members who may not be reached by initial government messaging. Consequently, HSP is pleased to report that members of Pakistan’s Association for Biorisk Management (ABM) - which includes HSP Vet Cohort members - conducted wide-ranging awareness raising sessions in Pakistan. These sessions were conducted on a voluntary basis and reached several demographics within Pakistan. … Continue Reading

November 29, 2021

Fleming Fund Pakistan Conducts Webinar For World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

Fleming Fund Country Grant Team Pakistan in collaboration with the US Mission in Pakistan and the PAKISTAN-U.S. ALUMNI NETWORK conducted a 1.5-hour webinar as part of the ongoing activities during the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021. The webinar focused on different aspects of containment efforts against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The panelists from different countries and different segments of the health sector shared their insightful thoughts to raise awareness about AMR and … Continue Reading

November 24, 2021

HSP Publishes Work on Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) Awareness in Pakistan

Any research intended to benefit society that can be directly and immediately misapplied to cause harm is considered Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC). Due to rapid scientific and technical breakthroughs, DURC knowledge, oversight, and stakeholder involvement are becoming increasingly important. Since 2015, HSP has been working to raise awareness of DURC in Pakistan to accompany the country's strong growth in research. In 2016, HSP performed a survey to identify critical knowledge … Continue Reading

November 19, 2021

IFBA Spotlights Women Champions of Biosafety and Biosecurity

Women biosafety and biosecurity professionals are critical to the response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and global health security. To this end, the International Federation of Biosafety Equity-Focused Coordinating Committee (IFBA-ECC) has produced a video spotlighting the achievements of five women champions of biosafety and biosecurity. In the video, Ms. Carolina Beceril Esquivel (Mexico), Ms. Ingrid Terlouw (S. Africa), Dr. Assetou Dionégué Diarra (Mali), Dr. Bintou … Continue Reading

November 04, 2021

HSP, KRG Directorates General of Health, Hospitals, and First Responders Counter CBRNE Threats

Around the globe, people are at risk of being involved in a hazardous material accident and for some, these incidents could be an intentional Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive (#CBRNE) attack. Preparations for CBRNE events are also like preparing and responding to other mass incidents like COVID-19. Frontline medical personnel in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq convened online to complete a CBRNE Medical Countermeasures refresher training on October 25th & … Continue Reading

October 29, 2021

Celebrating 10 years of the Indonesian Biorisk Association

To mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Indonesian Biorisk Association (IBA), Health Security Partners took part in a webinar on biosecurity and dual use research of concern on October 23rd, 2021. During this webinar, HSP’s Director of Scientific Programs, Dr. Prasad Kuduvalli, gave a presentation titled, "What is Dual-Use Research of Concern (DURC) and How Can Institutions Provide Oversight of DURC?" HSP leadership supported the founding of the IBA in 2011 and … Continue Reading

October 19, 2021

HSP Trainers Publish Biosafety and Biosecurity Training Methodology

As part of our work with the Fleming Fund, Health Security Partners is working in Pakistan to strengthen national laboratories, with the aim of preparing them to serve as national reference laboratories for antimicrobial resistance. As part of this project, HSP has sought to strengthen the biorisk management (BRM) systems of these laboratories. To this end, HSP held two workshops in 2019 and 2020 for laboratory personnel, which utilized concepts from the fourth edition of the World … Continue Reading

October 01, 2021

HSP Hosts Workshop on Effective and Responsible Use of Social Media in Malaysia

HSP recently hosted a virtual workshop titled Effective and Responsible Use of Social Media for Health Security Communication in Malaysia from June 14-18, 2021. This workshop was organized in collaboration with the Malaysian Biosecurity and Biosafety Association (MBBA) and the Science and Technology Research Institute for Defense (STRIDE), and trained participants on how to effectively use social media for risk communication and countering misinformation and disinformation. Workshop … Continue Reading

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