LONDON, March 11 (UPI) -- London-based think tank Chatham House announced a venture to strengthen international security with a new center focused on global health concerns.
The non-profit, non-governmental organization Tuesday announced the formal launch of its new Center on Global Health Security, Chatham House reported.
According to a release, the center will conduct research and develop policy initiatives, among other objectives aimed at international security through its links to global health.
The Center on Global Health Security will be directed by David Heymann, the World Health Organization assistant director general for health security and environment.
"Our new Center on Global Health Security will explore the links between the broad, but universal, goals of improving and strengthening health worldwide and raising levels of overall international security and prosperity," Heymann said in the release.