The 15th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Health Security Initiative was held in Tokyo, to reflect on emerging health security events of the last year and to explore collaborative actions to protect the health and safety of our populations, and to strengthen health security globally. Ministers/Secretaries/Commissioner from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, UK, USA, and the European Commission attended. They discussed key priorities for collective preparedness and response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, pandemic influenza, and other emerging infectious diseases, specifically the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa.
FMU’s Professor Seiji YASUMURA made a presentation on “Challenges in Fukushima after 3 years from the Great East Japan Disaster”. A representative from the USA expressed his high regard for the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Ministers/Secretaries/Commissioners agreed on working collaboratively to inform future planning for radiological and nuclear incidents within the health sector.
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