Health, Education and Human Rights Program: Pandemic Preparedness and Health Security in Emerging Markets - An Introduction to the GHS Index

How can investors identify countries’ vulnerabilities to infectious diseases and help them become more resistant?

The Global Health Security (GHS) Index is the first comprehensive assessment and benchmark of health security and related capabilities across 195 countries. The GHS Index is a project of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and was developed with Economist Impact. The Index aims to spur measurable changes in national health security and improve international capability to address one of the world’s most omnipresent risks: infectious disease outbreaks that can lead to international epidemics and pandemics.

Many emerging markets countries were especially hard hit by COVID. They remain vulnerable and unprepared for infectious disease outbreaks.

EMIA will host a webinar to help investors understand and use the GHS index. It can help identify specific countries’ vulnerabilities and suggest corrective measures to reduce these vulnerabilities.

The webinar is open to EMIA members, partners, and affiliates; financial professionals; civil society and multilateral ESG experts; and national governments and publicly listed companies’ staff.



Jaime Yassif, Vice President, Global Biological Policy & Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Jennifer Nuzzo, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Pandemic Center, Brown University’s School of Public Health

Shreya Mukarji, Manager, Policy & Insights, Economist Impact

Uwe Schillhorn, Director of the Health, Education and Human Rights Program, EMIA (moderator)