GloHSA defines Global Health Security as

"the collective ability to mitigate health threats that have the potential to destabilize societies, states and regions.
The goal of Global Health Security is to establish resilient health systems in order to promote peace and security for all.”

@GloHSA 2017

GloHSA is an independent network of international experts from policy, academics, security and private sectors driven by the shared understanding that health, security and stability issues have increasing and interrelated global impacts which require a transnational and multi-sectoral approach for threat mitigation. The GloHSA vision is for an effective, universal interconnection of diverse stakeholders who are dedicated to solving global health security challenges, with a particular focus on protecting and strengthening health systems and security systems as a core function of society.

The GloHSA mission is to bridge global health and security communities to:

Support the creation of national and transnational strategies,

Develop multi-sectoral educational and training programs,

Conduct crisis policy assessments and scientific analyses,

Fuel the international dialogue for global health security issues,

Engage in coordination and relationship-building among the global health and security communities to face the dynamic of global challenges.

We are dedicated to helping to safeguard the universal humanitarian values and to acknowledge that every sovereign state has the need to protect its own population as a core principle of governance. GloHSA uniquely offers key decision makers advices regarding whether an issue is related to global health security or not as well as provides them with sound confidential situational analysis to help to build a comprehensive decision making process whenever relevant.



31. August 2021

GloHSA Brief 01/2021 by Dr. Jan-Cédric Hansen about “GETTING OUT OF THE HEALTH CRISIS – YES, BUT HOW?”

Dr. Jan Cedric Hansen is our Vice Presiddent and Director of the British strategic consultant firm StratAdviser Ltd since 2008 as well as the Chief Medical Officer of a French Public Nursing Home founded in 1267 and member of the strategic steering board of a Regional Public Hospital Trust in Normandy. Additionally […]
31. August 2021

GloHSA welcomes it´s new Intern

All GloHSA members would like to express a very warm welcome to Anna-Katharina Anna-Katharina Kersting is currently a Master’s student of Public Health Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her areas of interest area are centered around International Relations, International Law, as well as Public and Global Health. 
17. August 2021

Jan Cedric Hansen about French Overseas Territories hit by the Delta Variant on France24

France’s overseas territories across the globe, but especially the Antilles islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, are seeing sky-rocketing virus cases and hospitalisations amid vaccination rates that are way lower than on the mainland. Jan-Cédric Hansen, Vice president of Global Health Security Alliance, gives his analysis.
17. August 2021

Veterinary intelligence: Integrating Zoonotic Threats into Global Health Security

Animal diseases are human diseases Commentary in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine by two of our GloHSA Members…. Gemma Bowsher, Tracey McNamara, Rose Bernard and Richard Sullivan Zoonotic diseases are leading threats to public health globally. The recent G7 meeting of world leaders made strong political commitments to strengthening […]
16. August 2021

Tracey McNamara – Nobody cared about the dead Birds

Tracey did a great podcast with the German “Viertausenhertz” team In the summer of 1999, dead crows fall from the sky in New York. Then people die. The Pandemia team talks to veterinarian Tracey McNamara and researcher Kristy Murray, who were looking for the pathogen at the time. The virus they find […]
29. July 2021

J.C. Hansen about COVID 19 Variants in France

Epidemic data shows a resurgence of COVID-19 in Europe, mainly due to the Delta variant, first detected in India and more contagious than previous mutations. Several countries have announced new restrictions. This is the case in France, where you have to show a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test to enter […]
19. January 2021

Jan-Cedric Hansen: The Strains are most concerning

Our Vice-president Jan Cedric on France 24 regarding the new virus strains of COVID 19 in English Coronavirus pandemic: the strains are most concerning – France 24
10. November 2020

GloHSA in the Media

GloHSA is regularly invited by international media to speak upon the nexus of global health & security. Please find hereafter some key interviews performed by our board of experts. www.france24.com/en/video/20200808-coronavirus-pandemic-second-wave-in-europe www.france24.com/en/video/20200415-danish-approach-to-public-health-helps-reopen-schools-early www.france24.com/en/video/20200817-covid-19-pandemic-britons-rush-home-as-france-quarantine-comes-into-force?ref=fb https://www.franchttps://www.france24.com/en/video/20200817-covid-19-pandemic-britons-rush-home-as-france-quarantine-comes-into-force?ref=fbe24.com/en/video/20200804-coronavirus-pandemic-debate-rages-over-herd-immunity-in-france?ref=tw
12. June 2020

GloHSA Brief 3 by Lana Djurkin-Koenig about Corporate Security Post COVID-19

GloHSA Associate Lana Djurkin-Koenig is a security professional with more than 16 years of experience in national, international and corporate security. In her current role she leads the internal and corporate security and business resilience function of EY GSA, one of the largest regions in EY globally. Before that, she was the […]
9. June 2020

Challenges of Healthcare in Emerging Economies

Stefan participated in a multinational panel to support the 75th anniversary of the United Nations concentrating on their Sustainment Development Goal (SDG) Number 3 to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. The panel was organized by the American University of Antigua. Topic was the overall and current […]
19. May 2020

Reform of outdated Patterns of Action

Anja´s commentary (in German) for the UN-Debate online on multilateralism and cross-sectoral crisis management during the COVID-19 pandemic https://dgvn.de/meldung/reform-unzeitgemaesser-handlungsmuster/
18. May 2020

Björn Stahlhut GloHSA Associate

GloHSA Associate Björn Stahlhut who worked for the German Red Cross during the Ebola crisis 2014/2015 recently gave an interview (in German) on crisis management during the COVID-19 pandemic for the German Red Cross Newsletter. DKKV Newsletter #1 2020 Seit Anfang des Jahres verbreitet sich das neuartige Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) weltweit und ist […]
17. May 2020

The Unknown Threat – Anja @ CDTM

Anja gave an Inspire&Dine´s Talk for the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) in Munich about  “The Unknown Threat – Crisis Management & Entrepreneurship in the Age of Pandemics” Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRecSyoNvR0&list=PLYTmbYNVj0UpnJOW_VByedJueUDpgfr-9&index=5&t=0s Anja is visible as speaker 4/4
27. April 2020

GloHSA Steering Board Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic – John

During the actual pandemic COVID-19 crisis all of our GloHSA members are working out of their usual comfort zone and are involved in overwhelming other tasks to mitigate the impact of the plague. We want to keep you updated on what we are doing at the frontline of the crisis and at […]
15. April 2020

GloHSA Steering Board Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Jan Cedric

During the actual pandemic COVID-19 crisis all of our GloHSA members are working out of their usual comfort zone and are involved in overwhelming other tasks to mitigate the impact of the plague. We want to keep you updated on what we are doing at the frontline of the crisis and at […]
10. April 2020

New GloHSA publication in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness:

https://glohsa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/GloHSA-Open-Letter-Activate-now.pdf Abstract: In recent days, Europe has become the epicenter of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Soaring case fatality rates across European states, disparate public health and Global Health security response across borders, baseline healthcare infrastructure differences, significant social, economic and political influences on key decision-making all exacerbate the challenges of this acute […]
8. April 2020

GloHSA Steering Board Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Anja

During the actual pandemic COVID-19 crisis all of our GloHSA members are working out of their usual comfort zone and are involved in overwhelming other tasks to mitigate the impact of the plague. We want to keep you updated on what we are doing at the frontline of the crisis and at […]
3. April 2020

GloHSA Steering Board Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Stefan

During the actual pandemic COVID-19 crisis all of our GloHSA members are working out of their usual comfort zone and are involved in overwhelming other tasks to mitigate the impact of the plague. We want to keep you updated on what we are doing at the frontline of the crisis and at […]
31. March 2020

GloHSA Member Tracey McNamara provides prophetic insights on Coronavirus and her tireless efforts for zoonotic disease surveillance on a global scale

4. February 2020

Important discussion after LinkedIn post from Tracey McNamara

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/tracey-mcnamara-8614aa9_as-a-veterinary-pathologist-who-was-involved-activity-6628106688501297152-Okpw
30. January 2020

GloHSA Member at German TV Discussion about the global preparedness for epidemic virus outbreaks like the current Coronavirus.

https://www.br.de/mediathek/video/muenchner-runde-29012020-coronavirus-sind-wir-wirklich-gut-vorbereitet-av:5def9bc41c6cab001a0d7245 Last night, Dr. Anja Opitz was invited to the “Münchner Runde” (BR) that discussed the question: “Hashtag#Coronavirus: Are we really prepared?” Here is her quick summary, as she looking at this from asecurity analyst perspective: *For the German case at the moment: Yes, we are able to manage the current situation […]
30. January 2020

LinkedIn Discussion – Corona Virus: Are we really prepared?

25. January 2020

Dr Jan-Cedric Hansen from GloHSA delivers a concise overview of the current 2019-nCoV outbreak key facts

https://www.france24.com/en/video/20200122-china-coronavirus-outbreak-government-experts-confirm-human-to-human-transmission
25. January 2020

GloHSA Rapid Brief – CoronaVirus

https://glohsa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Rapid-Brief-Corona-Virus-25.01.2020.pdf GloHSA recommendations to promote basic health security advice in light of current events in Wuhan, China:  1) Containment measures are relevant regarding what is known and what remains to be known regarding the Wuhan outbreak and its development. 2) Containment measures should combine relevant population protection with as little as possible […]
19. January 2020

GloHSA teaching GHS & HSI

During the second week of January Members of Glohsa were able to teach their topics of Global Health Security and Health Security Intelligence again at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine’s Dr. Jim Wilson and Dr. Stefan Goebbels represented GloHSA at this unique University program. The AUA Global Health Track […]
5. December 2019

GloHSA supporting the KAIPTC in Ghana

A few member of GloHSA were very proud to support the first „Comprehensive Medical Support in Complex Emergencies“ course at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana. This course aimed to promote an integrated health response through enhanced interoperability across civilian and military actors in complex emergencies. Networking was […]
30. November 2019

GloHSA at the WHS 2019 in Berlin

In Berlin on October the 28th, a GloHSA delegation attended the World Health Summit 2019 (WHS 2019) at the KOSMOS.  Looking at the high quality of contents and expertise of speakers within the numerous panels at the 2019 WHS tending to cover the wide range of the Global Health and Security field, […]
2. March 2019

DRC: MSF suspends medical activities after Ebola Treatment Center attack

https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/news-stories/news/drc-msf-suspends-medical-activities-after-ebola-treatment-center
7. February 2019

Recommended Article by the International Peace Institute about providing Healthcare in Armed Conflict: The Case of Mali

Due to ongoing conflict and insecurity in northern Mali, 1.8 million people require humanitarian health assistance, and 2.5 million are considered food insecure. Given the level of need, Mali’s healthcare system is ill-equipped to respond, and humanitarian health actors play an important role filling the gaps….
7. February 2019

Recommended Article by the International Peace Institute about providing Healthcare in Armed Conflict: The Case of Nigeria

The humanitarian situation in Nigeria’s northeast is deteriorating, with more than 5 million people in need of healthcare and over 800,000 out of the reach of humanitarian actors. Given this level of need and the poor state of the healthcare system in northeastern Nigeria, humanitarian and other nongovernmental health actors … 
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Bill Gates

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Ban Ki-moon