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March 24, 2023

HSP Supporting COVID-19 Surveillance

Health Security Partners is a proud implementing partner of the CDC’s Global Action in Healthcare Network (GAIHN). Together with CDC’s International Infection Control Program, HSP is supporting COVID-19 variant surveillance in Brazil, Indonesia, and Philippines. This vital work enables experts to identify and understand clusters of COVID-19 cases, which influences tailored strategies to prevent them in the future. Follow this link to learn more about the GAIHN program: … Continue Reading


March 24, 2023

HSP and the Indonesian Biorisk Association (IBA) Successfully Host Two Day Training on Biological Toxin Detection and Response for Indonesian Law Enforcement

On 16 and 17 March 2023, 33 participants from police units across Indonesia gathered for the Intermediate Workshop for Biological Toxin Detection and Response conducted in collaboration with the IBA. The workshop focused on best practices for responding to biological threat agents, including ways to identify the type of biological threat at hand, and a breakdown of the health effects associated with exposure to different toxins such as ricin, abrin, and curcin. The workshop culminated with a … Continue Reading


March 21, 2023

HSP Staff Member, Jacob May, Co-Authors Poster on IFBA Cyberbiosecurity Certification for Upcoming EBSA Conference

HSP Program and Cybersecurity Manager, Jacob May, recently co-authored a poster on “Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks in Biological Laboratories: Professional Certification in Cyberbiosecurity.” This poster, a collaboration with fellow members of the International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) Cyberbiosecurity Technical Committee, announces the new IFBA Cyberbiosecurity Professional Certification which evaluates an individual’s competency to identify, assess, and mitigate … Continue Reading


March 14, 2023

HSP and Association for Biorisk Management, Pakistan Host Provincial Consultative Workshop on Biorisk Management Policy Development for Balochistan from March 9-10, 2023

Health Security Partners in collaboration with its local implementing partner in Pakistan, the Association of Biorisk Management (ABM), conducted a two-day provincial workshop in Quetta from March 9-10 to deliberate upon the draft Biorisk Management Policy for Balochistan. The draft policy document is being developed by HSP subject matter experts in consultation with project stakeholders and the Technical Working Group. Thirty stakeholders and subject matter experts from the Livestock and … Continue Reading


March 03, 2023

HSP and BRAP2015 Kick off Phase Three of the Biosecurity Risk Assessment and Mitigation Training Program

On 2 March 2023, HSP and the Biorisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP2015) kicked off Phase 3 of the Biosecurity Risk Assessment and Mitigation Training Program. Participants from across the Philippines gathered in General Trias, Cavite to conduct a laboratory risk assessment with in-person guidance and mentorship from lead trainers. During Day 1 of training, participants observed a biological laboratory and identified relevant risks related to the eight pillars of biosecurity. Participant … Continue Reading


February 24, 2023

HSP Hosts Professional Development Training for Partners at the Association for Biorisk Management, Pakistan

Health Security Partners (HSP) in collaboration with Association for Biorisk Management (ABM) held a 2- day capacity building Technical Report Writing training delivered by Ms. Tabinda Azhar, Senior Advisor of Health Communications (WHO Somalia) on 21-22 February, 2023. The training successfully culminated with 15 participants from different backgrounds such as veterinary, finance, and human resource sectors. The participants were given the opportunity to comprehend the basic principles of … Continue Reading


February 21, 2023

HSP's Association for Biorisk Management, Pakistan, signs MoU with new partners in AJK to expand BRM work in the region

HSP is proud to announce that on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, our local implementing partners at the Association for Biorisk Management (ABM) in Pakistan signed an MoU with the Director General of the Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Azad Government of the State of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) to expand ABM's laboratory biorisk management program to AJK and further deepen HSP/ABM engagements in Pakistan. The MoU will help both agencies to work closely on capacity-building programs … Continue Reading


February 21, 2023

HSP's Association for Biorisk Management, Pakistan, signs MoU with new partners in Sindh to expand BRM work in the region

HSP is proud to announce that on Friday, February 10, 2023, our local implementing partners at the Association for Biorisk Management (ABM) in Pakistan signed an MoU with the Director General Sindh Institute of Animal Health Livestock and Fisheries Department Government of Sindh to expand the laboratory biorisk management program to the Sindh Province and further deepen HSP/ABM engagements in Pakistan. The MoU will help both agencies to work closely on capacity-building programs through … Continue Reading


February 16, 2023

Call for Scholarship Applications - FETP Indonesia, 2023-2025

Health Security Partners is pleased to announce the next call for scholarship applications for the 2023-2025 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 16, 2023

IFBA Announces NEW Professional Certification in Cyberbiosecurity

On 15 February 2023, the International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) launched their new Professional Certification in Cyberbiosecurity which identifies individuals with demonstrated competencies in the mitigation of cybersecurity risks within biological laboratories. This includes Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) risks in order to protect sensitive biological research, data, databases, and laboratory facilities and equipment against illicit or … Continue Reading


February 09, 2023

National Center for Disease and Control (NCDC) and Lugar Center

Health Security Partners hosted a 3-day workshop at the National Center for Disease and Control (NCDC) and Lugar Center in Tbilisi, Georgia from 25-27 January 2023. The workshop brought together 21 representatives from high containment laboratories (HCL) in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Romania. To begin the workshop, participants received an in-depth tour of the Lugar Center by their biosafety officer. During the workshop, participants engaged in interactive conversation on topics such as … Continue Reading


February 09, 2023

Biosecurity Training for Castor and Ricin Toxin Researchers Workshop

Health Security Partners disseminated a request for proposals to 33 participants after the completion of the Biosecurity Training for Castor and Ricin Toxin Researchers Workshop, 16-18 January 2023, in Lagos, Nigeria. Challenge grants will be awarded to 4 workshop participants and will be used to provide step-down training for researchers to raise awareness and share best practices for the biosecurity of toxin materials. Participants are encouraged to write proposals that promote multisectoral … Continue Reading


February 09, 2023

Biosecurity Training for Castor and Ricin Toxin Researchers Workshop

Health Security Partners disseminated a request for proposals to 33 participants after the completion of the Biosecurity Training for Castor and Ricin Toxin Researchers Workshop, 16-18 January 2023, in Lagos, Nigeria. Challenge grants will be awarded to 4 workshop participants and will be used to provide step-down training for researchers to raise awareness and share best practices for the biosecurity of toxin materials. Participants are encouraged to write proposals that promote multisectoral … Continue Reading


February 06, 2023

HSP Supports Participation of 2021 Pakistan Biosecurity Champions Fellow in the Global Young Scientists Summit

HSP supported the participation of one of its 2021 Pakistan Biosecurity Champions Fellows, Mr. Awais Qasim, to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) from 17 - 20 January 2023 in Singapore. During the summit, Mr. Qasim interacted with Nobel Prize Laureates and young and senior scientists with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds from around the globe. He presented his research work and participated in panel discussions on key topics such as science communication, careers beyond … Continue Reading


February 06, 2023

HSP Supports Participation of 2021 Pakistan Biosecurity Champions Fellow in the Global Young Scientists Summit

HSP supported the participation of one of its 2021 Pakistan Biosecurity Champions Fellows, Mr. Awais Qasim, to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) from 17 - 20 January 2023 in Singapore. During the summit, Mr. Qasim interacted with Nobel Prize Laureates and young and senior scientists with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds from around the globe. He presented his research work and participated in panel discussions on key topics such as science communication, careers beyond … Continue Reading


February 06, 2023

HSP Supports Participation of 2021 Pakistan Biosecurity Champions Fellow in the Global Young Scientists Summit

HSP supported the participation of one of its 2021 Pakistan Biosecurity Champions Fellows, Mr. Awais Qasim, to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) from 17 - 20 January 2023 in Singapore. During the summit, Mr. Qasim interacted with Nobel Prize Laureates and young and senior scientists with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds from around the globe. He presented his research work and participated in panel discussions on key topics such as science communication, careers beyond … Continue Reading


February 06, 2023

HSP Supports Participation of 2021 Pakistan Biosecurity Champions Fellow in the Global Young Scientists Summit

HSP supported the participation of one of its 2021 Pakistan Biosecurity Champions Fellows, Mr. Awais Qasim, to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) from 17 - 20 January 2023 in Singapore. During the summit, Mr. Qasim interacted with Nobel Prize Laureates and young and senior scientists with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds from around the globe. He presented his research work and participated in panel discussions on key topics such as science communication, careers beyond … Continue Reading


February 06, 2023

HSP Supports Participation of 2021 Pakistan Biosecurity Champions Fellow in the Global Young Scientists Summit

HSP supported the participation of one of its 2021 Pakistan Biosecurity Champions Fellows, Mr. Awais Qasim, to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) from 17 - 20 January 2023 in Singapore. During the summit, Mr. Qasim interacted with Nobel Prize Laureates and young and senior scientists with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds from around the globe. He presented his research work and participated in panel discussions on key topics such as science communication, careers beyond … Continue Reading


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

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