HomeStrengthening National and Regional Health Capacity hide Strengthening National and Regional Health Capacity Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy National and regional institutions around the world are more capable of rapidly preventing, detecting, and responding to the next pandemic and other emerging health threats due to diplomatic efforts of our Bureau. The United States is committed to supporting at least 50 countries to better prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, while encouraging other donors and partners to support an additional 50 countries. The United States will also support critical multilateral institutions that further strengthen the global health architecture. GHSD is leading the way in diplomatic efforts to secure the cooperation of those 50 countries in partnering with us. The Pandemic Fund is a global health, multilateral financing mechanism launched in September 2022. It is the first mechanism with the specific purpose of providing sustained financing to help countries build their capacity to prevent, prepare for, and respond to epidemics and pandemics. The United States is currently the largest contributor to the Pandemic Fund and is actively working with partners to catalyze additional funding. Regional approaches are also a key aspect of GHSD’s work on climate-environment-health issues, such as climate-sensitive disease and zoonotic spillover. Since countries in a given region frequently share ecosystems and climate conditions, tackling these issues in a coordinated fashion with a group of countries can yield unique insights and promote early action. For example, GHSD supports the South America Network for One Health and is supporting a Pacific Islands based project to support the development of a climate-based early warning system for dengue fever.