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Global Issues

Our interconnected world means that diseases can spread faster than ever. Countries must work together to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious diseases that threaten our communities.
Innovative solutions to global challenges are everywhere, but they are not always brought to market effectively. Our programs enable technology entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to fruition.
We work to prevent serious threats to animal and human health by focusing on unsecured biological materials, improperly maintained laboratories, and inadequately trained technicians.

Additional Global Issues

Women in Science

The underrepresentation of women in science stifles innovation, creativity, and research. We build opportunities for women to contribute their knowledge and expertise in communities around the world.

Public Health

We are dedicated to supporting public health research that promotes collaboration between scientists in the U.S. and abroad to better prevent, diagnose, and treat global diseases.

Chemical Security

Whether it is preventing the spread of chemical weapons or upgrading laboratories, we have one goal: keeping people safe from chemicals and chemicals safe from people.

Nuclear Security

Nuclear security involves more than nuclear weapons. The need for improved security is urgent as the world continues to rely on nuclear technology to meet energy, agricultural, and industrial needs.