Community health worker conducts home visit in Matam Conakry, Guinea

Global Health Security

Fighting to prevent and mitigate the impact of outbreaks

When a new disease outbreak occurs, immediate, deliberate measures to fight the outbreak are key to global health security. However, these measures cannot come without equally deliberate preparation.  Nations can help prepare for these unforeseen crises by implementing strong health systems capable of detecting and responding quickly to these disease 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. 

With our multidisciplinary expertise in disease surveillance, public health workforce development, governance, health information systems and integration, antimicrobial resistance, zoonotic diseases, and reporting, we help countries and clients reinforce global health security. We play a vital role in counteracting the threats associated with Ebola, MERS, Nipah, Zika, and other highly pathogenic infectious diseases, as well as enabling dependable and vibrant public health networks that can serve as the frontline response to an intentional use of pathogens.

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.

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. At-risk regions are those that are challenged by limited resources and at risk of dangerous outbreaks, including Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Our past high-impact, life-saving responses range from neglected tropical disease control to comprehensive health financing to specialized care and treatment for at-risk populations and impoverished regions. This background in development and ability to employ cutting-edge information and communication technology enables us to help nations catalyze transformations via cost-effective and sustainable in-country platforms.

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

For more than two decades, our team has focused on domestic and international public health preparedness activities to enhance our domestic and global abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to public health threats. These efforts have readied 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 proactively bolstering global health security responses where it is needed most.