A discussion of the Global Health Security Index during the World Health Assembly. (Photo courtesy of NTI)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
7/2018
Grant Amount 
$3,556,773
Purpose 
To support the development and launch of the Global Health Security Index.

Grant investigator: Jaime Yassif

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Nuclear Threat Initiative staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $3,556,773 over two years to the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) to create a Global Health Security Index in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the Economist Intelligence Unit. NTI plans to use these funds to support the development of an index of national-level biosecurity and pandemic preparedness capacity in at least 194 countries. The project is modeled on NTI’s analogous Nuclear Materials Security Index.

This is a renewal of our February 2017 planning grant, which supported the development of an Index framework and the collection of data from four countries, and it falls within our focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.