June 29, 2021, 13:30 - 14:30
Online participation via Zoom
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a major threat to the world, and new challenges are emerging such as vaccine inequity. The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR) completed its main report in May 2021, to examine why COVID-19 became a global health and socio-economic crisis and how the WHO and the international community responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this report, the IPPPR concluded it was a preventable disaster and recommended strengthening the authority and independence of the WHO, building a alert system and funding the procurement mechanism that can function with agility for making the COVID-19 pandemic the last health crisis of humanity. Based on this report, discussions are underway at the global level including the World Health Assembly, G7 and G20.
Since the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009, more than 10 high-level panels and committees have been established, and various reports have been issued for proposing enhanced preparedness. However, no major reforms have achieved. Would the COVID-19 pandemic change the way of preparedness drastically and fundamentally?
13:30-13:35 Opening Remarks
JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
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JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development (Ms. Morizane)
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