March 2, 2023
Health leaders and advocates around the world are in the midst of creating a new architecture to deal with pandemics. This means new structures, systems and financing for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response—PPPR, for short. A lot is being discussed and a lot more is riding on the decisions.
Chris Collins, the CEO and President at Friends of the Gobal Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and an AVAC co-founder, has been tracking this work. He’s warned of the risk of multiple, siloed systems for global health, and was a co-author of the recent PLOS Global Public Health article, Leveraging the HIV response to strengthen pandemic preparedness, which describes many parts of the HIV response that have been, and must continue to be, central to a bolder vision for this new architecture and for global health at large.
In this episode of Px Pulse, “The Shape of Pandemic Preparedness is Being Decided: Now is the time for collective action,” Jeanne Baron talks to Chris about what’s at stake, which policy-makers get it already, why this year matters so much, and what advocates can do about it.
- Leveraging the HIV response to strengthen pandemic preparedness, PLOS Global Public Health
- Human Security and Universal Health Coverage: Japan’s vision for the G7 Hiroshima Summit, by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Lancet
- Trust Made the Difference for Democracies in COVID-19, Lancet
- The World Health Summit: Hitting the target, or missing the mark?, AVAC