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Prioritizing Actions for Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

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The Prioritizing Actions for Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Virtual Symposium will be held 4 May and 18 May 2023.

This first session will be held from 8:00am-12:00pm ET on 4 May 2023 and the second session from 8:00 am-12:00pm ET on 18 May 2023.

The purpose of this symposium is to convene global health planning stakeholders, including those in government and academia, and across health- and non-health sectors, to strengthen the capacity for evidence-based prioritization of global health capabilities. Objectives of this meeting are the following:

  • Review assessment tools and how, independently and together, they relate to national action planning.
  • Gain insight into how countries and organizations currently select priorities in funding for epidemic prevention, detection, and response.
  • Assess evidence for effective prioritization approaches to building disease surveillance and risk communication capabilities.
  • Identify governance structures that can support robust and reliable systems for global health investments.

AGENDA

Political and Economic Context for Sustainable International Epidemic Preparedness: International Governance and Finance (Session 1)
The goal of this forward-looking discussion is to highlight critical needs, challenges, and gaps in international and national governance and financing for developing and maintaining critical capabilities needed to prevent, detect, and respond to future epidemics.

Moderator: Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, AMREF Kenya

Speakers:
Raj Panjabi, White House National Security Council
Sara Hersey, World Health Organization Health Emergencies
Priya Basu, Pandemic Fund Secretariat, World Bank Group
Saul Walker, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

Political and Economic Context for Sustainable International Epidemic Preparedness: Regional and Country Efforts and Building Trust (Session 2)
The goal of this forward-looking discussion is to highlight critical needs, challenges, and gaps in science, public health, and health security for strengthening and maintaining critical capabilities needed to prevent, detect, and respond to future epidemics.

Moderator: Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, AMREF Kenya

Speakers:
Ayoade Alakija, African Vaccine Delivery Alliance, Pre-recorded Video
Irma Makaliano, University of the Philippines
Duncan Selbie, International Association of National Public Health Institutes
Jailson Correia, Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira
Wessam Mankoula, Africa Centers for Disease Control

Action Groups Preview

  • Situational Awareness in the Context of Health and Diseases: Larry Brilliant, Pandefense Advisory
  • Building Trust, Transparency, and Risk Communication Capabilities: Richard Garfield, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Strengthening Global Health Security through Strong Country-Level Infrastructure for Effective Governance, Financing, and Accountability: Julie Wahl, Resolve to Save Lives
  • Global Health Capacity and Functionality Assessment: Jessica Petrillo, US Agency for International Development
  • Countries’ and Organizations’ Experiences in Preparedness and Response Planning: Erwin Calgua, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

Please visit the National Academies’ Prioritizing Actions for Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Virtual Symposium page for more information and to register for virtual attendance.

Details

Date:
May 4
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://bit.ly/actionsforepidemic

Organizer

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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