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Elhadj As Sy and J. Stephen Morrison. "The Role of the IFRC in Humanitarian Response and Preparedness." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 28, 2018. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://healthsecurity.csis.org/articles/the-role-of-the-ifrc-in-humanitarian-response-and-preparedness/

Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), discusses the role of the IFRC in humanitarian and outbreak response and preparedness.

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This podcast with IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy, recorded for the CSIS Global Health Policy Center podcast series “Take as Directed”, examines global outbreak preparedness and response efforts, a fundamental component of global health security and an integral focus of the work of the CSIS Commission. Following the recording of this podcast, the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security hosted a private lunch discussion with Mr. Sy.

In this episode of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center podcast series Take as Directed, Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), joins CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security Secretariat Director J. Stephen Morrison to discuss the different roles IFRC plays across the vast array of populations it serves, its work on the April-June 2018 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and lessons learned from the 2014-215 west African Ebola outbreak. Mr. Sy has also been named co-chair of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, and he describes the state of the planning for this new independent health security monitoring body launched by the WHO and the World Bank on May 24th, 2018, at the 71st World Health Assembly.

Hosted by J. Stephen Morrison, produced by Alex Bush, and edited by Ribka Gemilangsari at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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