The WHO has released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019–2030 aiming to prevent seasonal flu, prepare for a pandemic situation and control the spread of zoonotic influenza.
Browsing: Pandemic Preparedness
Biothreats are in the limelight of the current military, scientific and medical debate. Although it is arguable whether they are a major impending risk, their political and societal relevance is out of discussion. They are one of the collective fears which characterize our epoch.
In this infographic we look back at past influenza pandemics, the mortalities caused and the circulating strains, asking is another pandemic inevitable? And if so are we prepared?
In this interview, we speak to Tracey Goldstein, Co-Principal Investigator and Pathogen Diagnostics Co-Lead for the viral emergence early-warning project PREDICT, who gives us an overview of the project, what brought it about and some of the findings thus far.
The threat of future influenza pandemics demands that public health, governments and health care providers grapple with complex communication challenges. Read more on attitudes towards influenza in our latest opinion piece.
Author, Mark Woolhouse, discusses recent efforts to identify pathogens with pandemic potential and his own work on emerging viruses.
John-Arne Røttingen discusses his role as founding CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and his thoughts on the importance of developing new vaccines for emerging threats.
Researchers have suggested that we are not doing enough to rectify shortcomings in the global response to disease outbreaks. In addition, they state that more progress must be made for the world to effectively cope with future pandemics.