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September 01, 2022

HSP and the Brazilian Society for Biosafety and Biosecurity (SB3) Held a Virtual Cyberbiosecurity Workshop for More Than 50 Participants From Life Sciences institutions across Brazil

On August 24-25, HSP and the Brazilian Society for Biosafety and Biosecurity (SB3), held a virtual cyberbiosecurity workshop for more than 50 participants from life sciences institutions across Brazil. Speakers from both the United States and Brazil joined to discuss cyberbiosecurity and best practices, cybersecurity risks to life sciences institutions, and mitigation measures to protect institutional data. Participants were very enthusiastic and responsive to the speakers throughout the … Continue Reading


August 22, 2022

HSP, CDC-Thailand and CDC-One Health Office Host First All-Sites SARS-CoV-2 One Health Surveillance Meeting with Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University, Mochtar Riady Institute for Nanotechnology, and Vietnam Wildlife Conservation Society

On Tuesday, August 19, 2022, HSP, CDC-Thailand Office and CDC-One Health Office hosted the first All-Sites Meeting with the four SARS-CoV-2 One Health Surveillance subaward recipient teams from Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. During the hour-long meeting, each surveillance team had time to present on the goal of their project, their sample collection and data dissemination plans, and report on implementation progress to this point. The Chulalongkorn University team is conducting a … Continue Reading


August 21, 2022

HSP Congratulates the Recipients of the 2022-2024 Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)-Indonesia Scholarship!

HSP, with support from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is proud to award five scholarships for the 2022-2024 Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in Indonesia. 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. This year’s awardees will attend the graduate programs at Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, East Java and … Continue Reading


August 12, 2022

HSP and the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) to Jointly Conduct the Biorisk Management Workshop for Life Science Research Institutions in Abuja, Nigeria

From August 22-23, 2022, Health Security Partners and the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) will jointly conduct the Biorisk Management Workshop for Life Science Research Institutions in Abuja, Nigeria. The workshop audience includes individuals in high-level leadership positions at Nigerian veterinary and medical universities conducting life science research. The goal of the workshop is to engage these leaders on the importance of institutionalizing biorisk management (BRM) policies … Continue Reading


August 10, 2022

HSP Program Managers Traveled to Singapore to Attend the 10th International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) 2022

Last week two HSP program managers traveled to Singapore to attend the 10th International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) 2022. APSIC was established in 1998 as a multi-national organization that is dedicated to advancing infection control practices with the overarching goal of reducing hospital associated infections (HAI), monitoring and controlling emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, and improving patient outcomes. To that end, APSIC, brought … Continue Reading


August 04, 2022

Apply Now! Consultant Opportunity – Network Coordinator (Indonesia)

Consultant Opportunity - Network Coordinator (Indonesia)Position Description: Health Security Partners (HSP) is looking for a skilled professional with experience in the health care facility (HCF) or diagnostic laboratory setting to support the establishment of a network for healthcare associated infection (HAI) surveillance in Indonesia. The Network Coordinator will work in collaboration with Health Security Partners (HSP) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … Continue Reading


August 01, 2022

HSP and the BioRisk Association of the Philippines Successfully Cohosted the First Event in a Three-Phased Training on Biosecurity Risk Assessment and Mitigation

On July 20th, Health Security Partners and the BioRisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP2015) cohosted the first event in a three-phased training on biosecurity risk assessment and mitigation. Seventeen participants from Philippine laboratories handling high consequence pathogens gathered virtually to kick-off the three-day workshop. Lecturers covered the basics of biorisk management systems, the importance of biosafety and biosecurity, threat identification, and biosecurity plans during … Continue Reading


July 14, 2022

Phase One of HSP/BRAP2015's Biosecurity Risk Assessment and Mitigation Training Set to Begin July 20th

Health Security Partners and the BioRisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP2015) are pleased to begin Phase One of a three-phased training on biosecurity risk assessment and mitigation. Participants from Philippine laboratories handling high consequence pathogens will gather virtually on July 20th to kick-off the three-day initial workshop. During Phase One, lead trainers will cover topics including the basics of biorisk management systems, the importance of biosafety and biosecurity, threat … Continue Reading


July 13, 2022

HSP and the Indonesian Biorisk Association (IBA) Held a Follow-up to the May 2022 Introductory Workshop for Producers and Users of Mobile Laboratories

On July 1, 2022, HSP and the Indonesian Biorisk Association (IBA) held a follow-up to the May 2022 introductory workshop for producers and users of mobile laboratories in Indonesia. Participants of this hybrid workshop, including mobile laboratory facilities managers, employees, safety officers, and engineers from around the country, convened in Bogor, Indonesia. After reviewing key highlights from the previous workshop, participants were introduced to a mobile laboratory auditing checklist … Continue Reading


July 11, 2022

HSP and PBSA kick off IFBA Biorisk Management Exam Preparatory Course

Health Security Partners is pleased to collaborate with the Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA) to prepare 133 laboratory professionals, scientists, faculty members, and students from Pakistan for the IFBA Biorisk Management (BRM) certification exam through an eleven-week long preparatory course. This preparatory course consists of webinars, multiple quizzes and weekly reading assignments. The 133 participants will be prepared for the exam in four groups. Each participant will … Continue Reading


July 08, 2022

HSP Pakistan Vet Cohort Conducts Professional Development Training, June 14-18

A 5-day training on “Disease Surveillance and Response” was smoothly organized by Health Security Partners staff with enthusiastic participation from the 19 veterinarians and microbiologists of the Pakistani Vet Cohort from KP and Baluchistan, Pakistan, in Lahore from June 14 -18, 2022. The training kicked off by covering significant disease surveillance topics, touching on the basics of surveillance, types of surveillance, disease mapping, and outbreak investigations, and also included … Continue Reading


July 06, 2022

HSP is Excited to Announce HSP BRM Challenge Grants Have Been Awarded

HSP is excited to announce HSP BRM Challenge Grants have been awarded to the following partner institutions to implement biosafety and biosecurity projects to minimize toxins threats - the Institute of Technology Bandung, the Bogor Agricultural Institute, the Indonesian Biorisk Association, and the University of the Philippines - Manila. Projects will focus on the development of a white paper for Indonesian government agencies to strengthen policies on toxins and related threats, development … Continue Reading


July 02, 2022

HSP colleague, Dr. Muhammad Usman Zaheer, Becomes First Veterinarian From Pakistan to Earn the Status of Diplomate ACVPM

HSP congratulates our colleague, Dr. Muhammad Usman Zaheer, as the first veterinarian from Pakistan to earn the status of Diplomate ACVPM by passing the certification examination of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Dr. Zaheer leads HSP’s animal health surveillance efforts for the Fleming Fund Country Grant Team in Pakistan where he is working to strengthen a sustainable health system for preventing and controlling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Dr. Zaheer’s efforts … Continue Reading


June 27, 2022

HSP and BRAP2015 to Conduct Three-Phased Training on Biosecurity Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Health Security Partners is pleased to partner with the BioRisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP2015) to deliver a three-phased training on biosecurity risk assessment and mitigation. Biosecurity implementation is a key element of biorisk management. Recently published international biorisk management standards (ISO 35001:2019) and the WHO Biosafety Manual 4th Edition require robust biosecurity risk assessments as part of implementation and compliance. Taken together, there is an urgent … Continue Reading


June 20, 2022

HSP and the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine to Develop and Deliver a Virtual Program in Biorisk Management

HSP has kicked off conversations with the BioRisk Management Office (BRMO) at the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) in the Philippines to develop and deliver a virtual program in biorisk management for laboratories across the country. This project will convert RITM’s proven biorisk management training program from an in-person training to a modular virtual course hosted on a learning management platform. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, RITM saw a need for this course in the … Continue Reading


June 13, 2022

HSP and the Indonesian Biorisk Association Come Together to Discuss and Educate How to Conduct Self-Audits of Mobile Labs

HSP and the Indonesian Biorisk Association (IBA) will bring together producers and users of mobile laboratories to discuss a biorisk management checklist that participants will use to conduct self-audits of mobile labs. This event, scheduled for the end of June, is an in-person follow-up to the virtual Biorisk Management for Rapid Response Mobile Laboratories Workshop that was jointly hosted by HSP and IBA on 17-18 May 2022. These audits will help participants who use these mobile laboratories … Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

HSP Staff Member, Alle, Travels to Thailand to Observe Progress on SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Efforts Among Animals

Late last month HSP staff member, Alle Taylor, was able to travel to visit our international partners for the first time in two years! Alle, along with members of the U.S. CDC, visited Bangkok, Thailand to meet with university collaborators to observe progress on SARS-CoV-2 surveillance efforts among animals. In particular, the Faculty of Veterinary Science @ChulalongkornU (CU) is working with HSP and CDC to conduct surveillance for Covid-19 among captive wildlife in zoos. While in Thailand, … Continue Reading


June 05, 2022

HSP Supports Infectious Substance Shipping Certification in the Philippines in Response to Monkeypox Outbreak

In response to reports of suspected cases of monkeypox in the Philippines, HSP and its partners at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine - Department of Health Philippines (RITM) are working together to provide urgent specimen packaging and transport training for a group of biosafety officers at labs across the Philippines. Samples of suspected cases of monkeypox will need to be shipped abroad for confirmatory testing, requiring shippers to be certified in infectious substance packaging … Continue Reading


May 27, 2022

HSP Publishes Paper on International Biorisk Management Mentorship Project

Earlier this month, HSP and international partners published a paper in the Health Security Journal detailing methodology used to implement an international mentorship project bringing together Pakistani and Philippine partners to strengthen institutional biorisk management. The project methodology was developed in 2019 when Health Security Partners and the Pakistan Biological Safety Association developed a biorisk manual writing project in partnership with experts from the BioRisk Association … Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

HSP and IBA Host Biorisk Management for Rapid Response Mobile Laboratories (RRMLs) Introductory Workshop in Indonesia

From March 17 - 18, HSP and the Indonesian Biorisk Association (IBA) conducted a successful 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. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in RRMLs across Indonesia and the Southeast Asia region to provide increased diagnostic testing for the pandemic response. These new laboratories include RRMLs that are fully mobile, as … Continue Reading

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