Building Global Health Security
IHB encourages foreign governments, the private sector, and civil society to take concrete steps to stop the spread of infectious diseases and treat those infected. This includes active U.S. leadership in the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) .
Responding to International Outbreaks of Infectious Disease
IHB leads State Department efforts to respond to Ebola, Zika, influenza, polio, tuberculosis, and other infectious disease outbreaks.
Supporting the Development and Use of Vaccines and Therapeutics
IHB supports the development and implementation of effective international frameworks and activities to develop, produce, and distribute vaccines and therapeutics.
Raising International Awareness of Health Priorities
IHB partners with U.S. Embassies to raise awareness of infectious disease threats, highlighting specific actions foreign audiences can take to build global health security and address outbreaks of infectious disease.
Using a Whole-of-Government Approach to Advance Health Objectives
IHB collaborates with interagency colleagues to ensure U.S. officials effectively implement health priorities across the U.S. government.