Authors

  • Louise S Greshama
  • Leslie A Pray
  • Suwit Wibulpolprasert
  • Beverly Trayner

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5912/jcb458

Keywords:

disease surveillance, global networks, public health security, public-private partnerships

Abstract

We describe a new trust-based global health security initiative known as CORDS: Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance. Initiated and managed by the Nuclear Threat Initiative with support of The Rockefeller Foundation, Fondation Mérieux and the Skoll Global Threats Fund. CORDS is a non-governmental platform to transform dialogue among public health, veterinary and wildlife professionals from multi-country infectious disease surveillance networks. It also links with the World Health Organization, World Organization for Animal Health and other global partners in managing cross-border emerging infectious disease threats and building disease surveillance capacity. The public–private partnerships of CORDS create a global social fabric and continuity of disease experts based upon trust.

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