Community health worker conducts home visit in Matam Conakry, Guinea

Global Health Security

Fighting to prevent and mitigate the impact of outbreaks

As a leader in health systems strengthening and capacity development, we know how to speed detection and response to new disease outbreaks. With a global footprint and experience with pathogens like Ebola, Zika, and malaria, we can mobilize quickly to protect the United States. 

As a member of the Global Health Security Agenda Consortium (GHSAC), we join with other stakeholders to help make the world safe and secure from threats posed by infectious diseases. Through comprehensive reporting and rapid response, RTI and the GHSAC seek to defend lives and reduce economic impacts. We understand that strong health systems capable of detecting and responding quickly to new disease outbreaks are critical for biosecurity.

Our experience in disease surveillance, public health workforce development, governance, health information systems and integration, antimicrobial resistance, zoonotic diseases, and reporting provide countries and clients with the support needed to reinforce global health security in these environments.  Through these and other strengths, we play a vital role in counteracting the threats associated with Ebola, MERS, Nipah, Zika, and other highly pathogenic infectious diseases, in addition to enabling dependable and vibrant public health networks that can serve as the frontline response to an intentional use of pathogens.

Pursuing Opportunities to Save Lives Amidst Public Health Threats in At-Risk Regions

Our team helps countries build stable foundations for global health security in those areas most at risk for deadly pathogens. We operate in countries that are challenged by limited resources and at risk of dangerous outbreaks, including Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

We have spearheaded high-impact, life-saving responses that range from neglected tropical disease control to comprehensive health financing to specialized care and treatment for at-risk populations and impoverished regions. Our background in development and ability to employ cutting-edge information and communication technology enable us to catalyze the development and use of cost-effective and sustainable systems.

Adapting to a Changing Global Landscape through Renewed Commitment to Global Health Security

For more than two decades, our team has focused on public health preparedness activities to enhance our domestic and global abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to public health threats. These efforts have prepared us to apply our resources in helping other nations to protect their populations against threatening epidemics. In the face of evolving approaches to international relations, we remain committed to actively bolstering global health security responses where they are needed most.