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
Jonathan Jennings, Executive Director, Health in Harmony
Marian W. Wentworth, President and CEO, MSH
Kristin Urquiza, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Marked by Covid