Private Sector Roundtable on Global Health Security

Rabin Martin is the Secretariat for the Private Sector Roundtable on Global Health Security.

What is the PSRT?

The Private Sector Roundtable (PSRT) on Global Health Security mobilizes industry to help countries prevent and prepare for health crises at the local, national and global levels. We are the official voice of the private sector within the global health security community.

Our priority is protecting the health of our employees and their communities, as well as reducing the direct and indirect financial consequences of health emergencies.

The PSRT leverages private sector expertise and resources to mitigate health and development risks and vulnerabilities. We work with countries and multilateral agencies to strengthen the health infrastructure needed to save lives and ensure business continuity.

The PSRT is co-chaired by Alan Tennenberg, Chief Medical Officer Global Public Health, Johnson & Johnson, and Ashling Mulvaney, Global Head Sustainability Strategy & Healthy Heart Africa at AstraZeneca. Alan and Ashling explain why global health security is everyone’s business in an editorial for Devex. Read more here.


What is the PSRT’s unique value?

 

Coordinated private sector response that delivers greater impact in protecting employees from health threats and mitigating disruption to business Health emergencies have both health and economic costs

4.5 million+ lives
lost to COVID-19 (as of September 9, 2021)

$10 trillion
in potential lost future earnings due to COVID-19

Channel for providing private sector expertise and resources to support government, civil society and multilateral partners in strengthening global and national health infrastructure
Platform for the private sector to champion global policies that promote health and economic growth – as a member of the steering committee of the Global Health Security Agenda

$24 trillion
added to the global debt due to COVID-19

Visibility for the private sector in strengthening health security – a growing global concern

 

“Already the PSRT are supporting capacity building and communication. With such committed partnerships, we will strengthen our capacity to prevent, detect, and control emerging and remerging infections.”

Dr. Jane Aceng, Minister of Health, Uganda

 

Our member companies are from diverse industries – health care, communications, energy, finance, technology and logistics – and view global health security as core to their business strategy and long-term sustainability.
 

Current members include:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Chevron
  • Emergent BioSolutions
  • Henry Schein
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • McCann Health
  • Pfizer
  • Qlik
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • UPS Foundation

 


PSRT 2020 Briefing Series: COVID-19 Response

Rabin Martin, as the Secretariat for the Private Sector Roundtable for Global Health Security (PSRT), has hosted a series of webinars on the latest health impacts of COVID-19. Select speakers have included:

 

June 24,2020 Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency
   
May 13, 2020 Ludy Suryantoro, Head of Unit, Multisectoral Engagement for Health Security (MHS), Health Security Preparedness Department, World Health Emergency (WHE) Programme of WHO
  March Ho, Technical Officer at Health Security Preparedness Department, WHO
   
May 6, 2020 Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A Knox Professor, School of Public Health, Boston University
   
April 29, 2020 Dr. Vanessa Kerry, Director, Program in Global Public Policy, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Co-founder and CEO, Seed Global Health
  Dr. Margaret Bourdeau, Research Director, Program in Global Public Policy, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Security and Global Health Project
   
April 23, 2020 Rear Admiral Nancy Knight, MD, Deputy Incident Manager – Global, CDC COVID-19 Response
   
April 16, 2020 Dr. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  Dr. Githinji Gitahi, Global CEO, Amref Health Africa
   
April 7, 2020 Don Darden, General Manager, Firestone Liberia Inc.
   
March 30, 2020 Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
   
March 26, 2020 Mukesh Chawla, Chief Adviser, Health Security, World Bank
  Rocio Schmunis, Senior Health Specialist, Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank
   
March 18, 2020 Kate Dodson, Vice President for Global Health Strategy, UN Foundation
  Dr. Patrick Osewe, Chief, Health Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
   
March 4, 2020 Dr. Jonathan Margolis, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Health & Biodefense U.S. Department of State
   
February 11, 2020 Joe Simmonds-Issler, Chief of Staff, CEPI
   
January 30, 2020 Dr. Jose Fernandez, Deputy Director, Office of Pandemics and Emerging Threats, Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  Dr. Jonathan Margolis, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Health & Biodefense, U.S. Department of State
  Dr. Judy Monroe, President & CEO, CDC Foundation

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    We welcome the opportunity to work with you to help bring your ideas to life in becoming leaders in global health.

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