Department announces new health bureau

The Department of State launched the new Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy (GHSD) at an event in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the Harry S Truman Building, Aug. 1. The new bureau, headed by Ambassador John Nkengasong (left), will leverage the full power and purpose of American diplomacy to strengthen the global health security architecture and to effectively prevent, detect, control, and respond to infectious diseases. “The COVID-19 pandemic showed us what a profound threat a public health emergency poses to every aspect of our lives,” said Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the event. “And it made clear that we must do everything we can to be ready when the next health crisis emerges.” 

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