Support the UN and Protect Global Health Security

Investing in the United Nations guarantees that we can share the costs, responsibilities, and resources needed to tackle global issues.

The United Nations is a key leader in implementing programs and delivering resources that help people survive and thrive, which ultimately ensures we are protected from global health threats abroad and here at home.

Will you write to your Member of Congress and let them know that you support the UN’s investments in global health security?

As one of my elected officials, I hope I can count on you to keep America safe and strong by supporting the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other UN agencies dedicated to curbing the spread of diseases around the world.

Investing in global health saves lives and strengthens national health systems, so that countries are better prepared to detect and respond to disease threats early, before they spread globally. Threats like Ebola show how easily diseases can crisscross the globe. They also demonstrate the importance of investing in global disease protection. During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, for example, public health assets already in place to fight the poliovirus were quickly redirected to effectively curb Ebola’s spread.

These smart investments also protect American interests at home and abroad. Disease outbreaks disrupt national economies, jeopardizing trade and investment and limiting economic growth. In short, a healthy country is a stable country.

The WHO and other UN agencies are leading the response to mitigate current threats and stop future outbreaks, in close coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USAID, and global partners. However, we can’t wait until the next global health threat to act.