The Future of Global Health is Planetary Health: What will it take to prevent the next pandemic?

Jun 03, 20219:00 amJun 03, 20219:00 am

The Future of Global Health is Planetary Health: What will it take to prevent the next pandemic? 

COVID-19 has exposed major gaps in our ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. As world leaders pledge to fight future outbreaks together, discussions around preparedness are center stage. 

But past epidemics—such as influenza, Zika, SARS, HIV/AIDS, and Ebola—have shown us that we can no longer focus solely on infectious diseases in our approach to prevent pandemics. Animal and environmental health are also critical factors, but these are largely missing from current discussions. There are proven, cost-effective strategies that can prevent outbreaks from happening in the first place, and can help stop an epidemic at its source. 

Join us as we engage experts from the animal, environmental, climate, and human health sectors to discuss the collaborative approach it will take to prevent the next pandemic.


Dr. Neil Vora, Pandemic Prevention Fellow, Conservation International  

Dr. Jonathan Epstein, Vice President for Science and Outreach, EcoHealth Alliance

Dr. Reuben Kiggundu, Project Director, USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program, Uganda 

Francoise Vanni, Director of External Relations and Communications, The Global Fund 

Keynote address:

Jonathan Jennings, Executive Director, Health in Harmony

Moderated by:

Marian W. Wentworth, President and CEO, MSH

Closing remarks:

Kristin Urquiza, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Marked by Covid