Biosecurity Competition Winners Announced, New Infographics, Horror Films with Radiation Plot Points, and More

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http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=8278a3965c59fb889a25eea429fc12c31d9a206d96961b867fe221a889f855fed81698fef65046ef535167ec72f7ef7db4e3a23b45a33613 Winners of NTI’s Next Generation for Biosecurity in GHSA Competition Announced

Last week in Kampala, the Prime Minister of Uganda, Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=8278a3965c59fb889a25eea429fc12c31d9a206d96961b867fe221a889f855fed81698fef65046ef535167ec72f7ef7db4e3a23b45a33613 announced the winners of NTI’s Next Generation for Biosecurity in GHSA Competition. http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=8278a3965c59fb886c84d08f3441196b731063e7e2030cf98869342b7b439decaae842322db7e8bc027a8d6ab0c365de2133c3903a115f03 The competition encouraged teams to take creative approaches to achieve the biosecurity-related targets of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and the World Health Organization Joint External Evaluation (JEE). First prize was awarded to Lyazzat Musralina, Elshad Rzayev, and Ashley Tseng for their proposal to create a centrally located database of biosecurity resources and tools to assist countries or organizations with the biosecurity targets within the GHSA and the JEE. Read a http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=8278a3965c59fb88076e705f3b6a41ced16b923c3c4884f2087f7d4c27f45464522b88547c7d973a60d66066402bc9b2d76c46f78f75a0e1 blog post by the winners about their proposal. http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=8278a3965c59fb889a25eea429fc12c31d9a206d96961b867fe221a889f855fed81698fef65046ef535167ec72f7ef7db4e3a23b45a33613 READ MORE

http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=8278a3965c59fb8899e972185d49a3975b7ba1395c77d4d6f7d4f0328aa48f23e46ff78564003e316d6f3fe8bcde919067671a42136fbaf6 New NTI Infographics Using WHO Data Demonstrate Weaknesses in Biosecurity and Biosafety Systems Worldwide In 2014, more than two dozen countries and organizations launched the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) to accelerate global capability to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to biological threats. Unfortunately, biosecurity and biosafety continue to be under-represented in global policy discussions about pandemic preparedness. In addition, there are no accountability mechanisms for monitoring GHSA biosecurity and biosafety commitments. http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=8278a3965c59fb8899e972185d49a3975b7ba1395c77d4d6f7d4f0328aa48f23e46ff78564003e316d6f3fe8bcde919067671a42136fbaf6 New analysis and interactive graphics from NTI show that much work remains to prioritize biosecurity and biosafety as public health imperatives. http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=8278a3965c59fb8899e972185d49a3975b7ba1395c77d4d6f7d4f0328aa48f23e46ff78564003e316d6f3fe8bcde919067671a42136fbaf6 READ MORE

http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=8278a3965c59fb88198d58ec84628407369c2b46ea73930af484fd14a7d0769717694fc076ef8cdf7484be0a1f5352af2713c9e2bf56e689 Trump harms U.S. Credibility with Retreat on Paris and Iran Agreements, Ernest Moniz Says The Trump administration's retreat on the Iran nuclear and Paris climate deals will make it harder for other countries to take the U.S. seriously on a range of topics, NTI Co-Chairman and CEO Ernest Moniz said at an event in Washington, D.C. last month. The Washington Examiner http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=8278a3965c59fb88198d58ec84628407369c2b46ea73930af484fd14a7d0769717694fc076ef8cdf7484be0a1f5352af2713c9e2bf56e689 reports that Moniz noted, “The biggest of those issues is nonproliferation, especially in the Middle East where Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates are pursuing civilian nuclear programs while making informal commitments to buy reactors from Russia.” To read the rest of Moniz’s comments, http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=8278a3965c59fb88198d58ec84628407369c2b46ea73930af484fd14a7d0769717694fc076ef8cdf7484be0a1f5352af2713c9e2bf56e689 READ MORE

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