Launched in 2001, the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) is an informal, international partnership among like-minded countries and organizations to strengthen public health preparedness and response globally to threats of chemical, biological, and radio-nuclear terrorism (CBRN), as well as pandemic influenza.


Canada, the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. The World Health Organization is a technical advisor.

Ministerial Statements

GHSI members meet regularly to set priorities for the year, discuss emerging threats to health security, and plan joint action to protect global populations.

Publications & Collaborations

GHSI members analyze issues, generate new knowledge, and share best practices. The resulting resources are valuable contributions to global health security.