The Shape of Pandemic Preparedness is Being Decided. Now is the Time for Collective Action.

Season 5, Episode 1,   Mar 02, 2023, 04:00 PM

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 Global 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, 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.