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Looking for: post-COVID pandemic preparedness initiatives

by jwagstaff1 min read11th May 20213 comments

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I am compiling a list of post-COVID pandemic preparedness (PP) initiatives, especially big ones. I'm interested in government/intergovernmental and philanthropic investments, or planned investments. I am casting a wide net, please err on the side of adding something in the comments.

Ultimately, I'm interested in the extent to which the proposed work is likely to reduce GCBRs. 

The things I have come across so far:

National governments

US

  • $10 B allocation for PP in the American Rescue Plan (= Coronavirus bill)
  • $30 B allocation for PP in the American Jobs Plan (= Infrastructure bill)

UK

Inter-governmental organisations

WHO and Germany

Treaty against pandemics

  • The letter was written by 24 leaders, as well as the president of the European Council and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and published in the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph, Spain’s El Pais and France’s Le Monde newspapers.

CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations)

Philanthropy/non-profit

The Trinity Challenge

Rockefeller Foundation

Global Virome Project

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A pointer to someone else's list of initiatives, but: the Center for Global Development had a great post in March on Financing for Global Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness: Taking Stock and What’s Next.

More directly answering the question (and overlapping some of what is linked in that post):

Additional group I learned about is Prevent Epidemics, which is a project of Resolve To Save Lives, which is itself a project of the global public health org Vital Strategies. Not sure why the org is so nested, but their Epidemics That Didn't Happen data story is just gorgeous and I think they might be worth investigating further.

Thanks - this is really helpful. The CGD piece  is, as usual, excellent.