Seneca Scientific Solutions+ goal for global health is to advance public health and strengthen global security through effective global disease detection, response, prevention, and control strategies.
Global health is the health of populations in the global context as defined as "the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide"
Global health plays an increasingly crucial role in both global security and the security of the U.S. population. As the world and its economies become increasingly globalized, it is necessary to expand health in a global context. Rarely a week goes by without a headline about the emergence or re-emergence of an infectious disease or other health threat somewhere in the world.
Disease knows no borders, in today’s interconnected world, a disease threat anywhere can become a health threat in the U.S., instantly. Diseases tend to exploit every possible prevention effort in order to spread and grow. With the ease and speed of global travel, along with rapidly expanding commerce and trade, the need to shut down the expressways available to infectious disease is more important today than ever before.
Globally, the rate of deaths from noncommunicable causes, such as heart disease, stroke, and injuries, is growing. At the same time, the number of deaths from infectious diseases, such as malaria, tuberculosis, and vaccine-preventable diseases, is decreasing. Many developing countries must now deal with a “dual burden” of disease: they must continue to prevent and control infectious diseases, while also addressing the health threats from noncommunicable diseases and environmental health risks. As social and economic conditions in developing countries change and their health systems and surveillance improve, more focus will be needed to address noncommunicable diseases, mental health, substance abuse disorders, and, especially, injuries (both intentional and unintentional). Some countries are beginning to establish programs to address these issues. For example, Kenya has implemented programs for road traffic safety and violence prevention.
Expanding international trade introduces new health risks. A complex international distribution chain has resulted in potential international outbreaks due to foodborne infections, poor quality pharmaceuticals, and contaminated consumer goods.
The most cost-effective way to protect Americans from known and unknown health threats is to stop them before they spread to our shores. Seneca Scientific Solutions+ has experience in addressing major health threats such as Ebola, Zika, and pandemic influenza. SSS+ works in partnership to detect and control outbreaks at their source in order to save lives. SSS+ helps countries build their capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to their health threats throughout the globe. We work continuously to stop diseases where they occur and build capacity to monitor progress and develop an effective workforce. The knowledge and lessons learned from abroad are critical to our public health efforts at to protect America.
- Global Health Security
- Global Health Protection
- Technical Assistance for administering Immunizations
- Forming an Emergency Operations Center
- Travelers Health
- Disease Specific Experience:
- HIV / Tuberculous
- Malaria and Parasitic Diseases
- Neo Natal Tentanus
- Food and Water Borne Diseases
- Air Pollution and Environment
- Global Non-Communicable Diseases