The Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit, which is co-hosted by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the UK Government, will bring together leaders from governments, international agencies, science and academia, industry, philanthropy, and civil society.
The event will explore how we can collectively respond to the next “Disease X” by making safe and effective vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, within 100 days of WHO declaring a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Jayasree will take part in a panel discussion, “The Urgency of Now”, which aims to inspire the audience with a vision for eliminating pandemics within our lifetime. After CEPI's CEO Richard Hatchett outlines how the 100 Days Goal is within our grasp, the panellists will then speak during mini "fireside chats" to reflect on what an optimistic version of the future could look like, and what it will take to get there.
Equitable access to safe and effective vaccines is critical to responding to and preventing future epidemics and pandemics. Innovative R&D of vaccines and therapeutics will be wasted if people do not have access to these life-saving products. Jayasree will explore the current barriers to equitable access to medicines and vaccines in low- and middle-income countries, and what can be done by the private and public sectors to overcome these barriers.
About the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI)
CEPI is an innovative global partnership between public, private, philanthropic, and civil society organisations launched in Davos in 2017 to develop vaccines to stop future epidemics. CEPI's mission is to accelerate the development of vaccines and other biologic countermeasures against epidemic and pandemic threats so they can be accessible to all people in need. The Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit is an invite-only event.
The UK Government is co-hosting the Summit, in support of CEPI’s $3.5 billion strategy to prevent future epidemics and pandemics.