Watch: CBEP improves global health security in Iraq and Afghanistan

The importance of strengthening and improving global health security in today's interconnected world is clear. Through the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP), URC, partnered with CH2M HILL, assisted the public health labs in Iraq and Afghanistan to secure and consolidate collections of select agents; enhance biosecurity and biosafety standards and procedures; and strengthen the ability to detect, diagnose, and report outbreaks of infectious disease, especially those associated with Select Agents and Especially Dangerous Pathogens (EDPs), in accordance with WHO International Health Regulations and World Organization for Animal Health guidelines.

This video was produced by URC to showcase the successful partnership between DTRA and the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the project's accomplishments in improving biosafety and biosecurity standards and procedures in these two countries.

 

A picture of a microscope representing Iraqi labs, with the labs beneath them: Public Health Laboratories (MOH), Animal Health Labs (Ministry of Agriculture), and Food and Water Contamination Labs (Ministry of Science and Technology)
The CBEP works to improve biosafety and biosecurity in Iraq and Afghanistan
Date 
March 23, 2016
Authors 
Dr. Hala Jassim Al Mossawi, Director of Technical Support, CIT
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