ISSUES

Covid-19 has exposed major gaps in the global system for governing preparedness for and responses to pandemics. The Global Health Centre's Governing Pandemics initiative is tracking efforts to address these gaps. This site offers a one-stop information source on six issues that have been identified as requiring reform, and on the proposed pandemic treaty.

 

For each issue, the main problems, pre-Covid-19 reforms, 2021 recommendations by major international panels, and ongoing policy debates are summarized. Regular updates will be provided as efforts progress.

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8 APRIL - 15 JULY 2022

GOVERNING PANDEMICS 101

FREE ONLINE COURSE

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GOVERNING PANDEMICS 101

Pandemics such as Covid-19 pose wicked challenges for global governance. The Global Health Centre is piloting a free, open online course designed for learners who wish to follow and engage with ongoing processes to reform global arrangements for pandemic preparedness and response. Topics include WHO; treaties; financing: sharing of data and samples; access to vaccines and drugs; trade and travel restrictions; animal-human health; human rights; humanitarian assistance; universal health coverage and geopolitics.

RECENT VIDEOS

NEW PUBLICATIONS

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Policy Brief: Why and how to reflect universal health coverage in the pandemic treaty, UHC2030

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Policy Brief: International sharing of pathogens and genetic sequence data under a pandemic treaty, Piselli D

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Policy Brief: The European Union and the negotiation of the International Pandemic Treaty, Ruiz Cairó E

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Taxonomy of Substantive Proposals for a New Instrument on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response, Balcazar AB, Burci GL, Strobejko AP

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Flipbook: Options for a Global Pandemic Treaty

PAST EVENTS

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Thematic Deep Dive on a Pandemic Treaty

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Financing WHO Well: Low-hanging Fruit or Mission Impossible?

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Options, outcomes and opportunities: Reflecting on the WHA Special Session