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By National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Security, and Cooperation Development, Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Committee on Prevention of Proliferation of Biological Weapons in States Beyond the Former Soviet Union

In accordance with a request from the U.S. Congress, this booklet examines how the original adventure and vast features of the dep. of safeguard (DOD) may be prolonged to lessen the specter of bioterrorism inside of constructing international locations outdoor the previous Soviet Union (FSU). prior to now 12 years, DOD has invested $800 million in lowering the danger from bioterrorism with roots within the states of the FSU. The program's accomplishments are many fold. the danger of bioterrorism in different international locations is just too nice for DOD to not be one of the leaders in addressing threats past the FSU. taking into consideration attainable sensitivities a couple of U.S. army presence, DOD may still interact governments in approximately ten constructing nations outdoor the FSU in organic hazard aid courses through the subsequent 5 years. at any time when attainable, DOD should still accomplice with different businesses that experience good demonstrated humanitarian reputations within the nations of curiosity. for instance, the U.S. corporation for foreign improvement, the facilities for ailment keep watch over and Prevention, and the area wellbeing and fitness association can be regarded as power companions.

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68. , p. 5. S. Naval Medical Research Unit 3 (NAMRU-3), in its activities in the FSU. Still, the arrangements have been largely ad hoc and often are not well integrated, as discussed in Chapter 3. S. government’s evolving global biological engagement strategy, promptly expand BTRP into selected developing countries beyond the FSU. As noted previously, potent ingredients for bioterrorism attacks are becoming more available to vengeful parties in developing countries. The skills required to launch such attacks are not difficult to buy, borrow, or develop.

THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF BIOTECHNOLOGY Rapid scientific advances in the life sciences and in biotechnology and the increasing global dissemination of research results will continue to make important contributions to improving global health and international agriculture for the foreseeable future. Medical researchers are using ever more sophisticated techniques to manipulate microorganisms in their efforts to combat infectious diseases through more effective vaccines and drugs and through improved diagnostic methods.

Pdf. Accessed November 29, 2008. Each of these countries has several vaccines and drugs on the market. 10  Frew, S. , H. E. Kettler, and P. A. Singer. 2008. The Indian and Chinese health biotechnology industries: Potential champions of global health. Health Affairs 27(4):1029-1041. 10 For an overview of biotechnology interests in developing countries, see United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Division on Investment Technology and Enterprise Development. 2002. Key Issues in Biotechnology.

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