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. GoverningPandemics.org 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 summarised. Regular updates will be provided as efforts progress.
This project aims to provide resources and tool to a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, international organisations, journalists, civil society organisations, the private sector, academic researchers and students, as well as citizens concerned about building a more equitable and effective global system for governing potential pandemics.