The world must act now to be prepared for future health emergencies
A group of health ministers will discuss the benefits of developing a new global agreement on pandemic preparedness and response at the World Health Assembly 2021.
What is the missing ingredient in global pandemic preparedness and response?
There is an emerging global consensus for a political compact to prevent future crises on the scale of the covid-19 pandemic, writes Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Confronting future pandemics: what could a new treaty resolve beyond the IHR?
One critical question in the ongoing discussions for an international instrument to deal with future pandemics is to gain clarity on what the issues are that a treaty under Article 19 of the WHO Constitution could resolve beyond the scope of the IHR 2005, say Haik Nikogosian and Ilona Kickbusch
Creating a new global treaty to minimise future pandemic risks
Health and economic communities must work together to ensure that governments deploy policies and resources to mitigate the risk of future pandemics, writes Alan Donnelly.
Unless we address the inequity in global health, then the world will not be prepared for the next pandemic
There is an urgency for world leaders to take responsibility for the systemic change required to achieve global pandemic preparedness, writes Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija.
Triggers for treaty negotiations: could lessons from environmental protection inform a prospective pandemic treaty?
The factors in favour of starting negotiations on a pandemics treaty are similar to those that triggered the successful negotiation of key environmental agreements, Katharina Kummer Peiry reports.
Can geopolitics derail the pandemic treaty?
During the pandemic, the world has experienced how the geopolitics of global health have immediate, ruthless repercussions for the lives and livelihoods of billions, say Ilona Kickbusch and Anna Holzscheiter.