Global Biorisk Advisory Council Joins Global Health Security Agenda Consortium

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today announced that it has joined the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Consortium, a volunteer association of organizations dedicated to helping make the world safe from infectious diseases. The GHSA Consortium Board of Directors has also voted for GBAC to join the Steering Committee.

“We are proud to be part of this organization that includes members from a variety of industry sectors including, public health and medicine, health security, science and technology, and more,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “We look forward to collaborating with GHSA Consortium members to help organizations mitigate the effects of infectious disease outbreaks.”

The GHSA Consortium consists of leading nongovernmental global health entities promoting collaboration, excellence, innovation, and a commitment to implementing the GHSA and other related international frameworks. The GHSA, launched in 2014, is a collective of more than 70 countries and international organizations envisioning a world without global health threats from infectious diseases. 

“As a member of the Steering Committee, we will help shape priorities for the organization to mitigate current and future biological threats,” said Olinger. “I look forward to representing GBAC in this prestigious organization and advancing the consortium’s mission.”

GBAC is a network of experts in global health and biorisk mitigation. The organization provides training, education, consulting, and third-party accreditation programs to help organizations and businesses prepare for, respond to, and recover from outbreaks of infectious disease. 

For more information about the GHSA Consortium, visit ghsacngs.org

Learn more about GBAC at gbac.org

About GBAC, a Division of ISSA
Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial, and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address, and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, infectious disease and biological material response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ Facility and Service Accreditation Programs, training and certification of individuals, and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit www.gbac.org

About GHSA Consortium

The Global Health Security Agenda Consortium is a voluntary and open collective of nongovernmental entities who are dedicated to promote values of collaboration, excellence, innovation, and commitment in implementing the Global Health Security Agenda and promoting the adherence of the International Health Regulations (IHRs) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Pathways, the Alliance for Country Assessments for Global Health Security and IHR Implementation, and the Biological Weapons Convention and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540.

About ISSA 
With more than 10,500 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Milan, Italy; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.