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.



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Reform of outdated patterns of action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 […]
"The world needs to prepare for pandemics in the same serious way it prepares for war."

Bill Gates

"True Security is based on people's welfare - on a thriving economy, on strong public health and education programmes, and on fundamental respect for our common humanity."

Ban Ki-moon