Session hosted by the Panel for a Global Public Health Convention
On June 30th, 2022, the World Bank Board of Directors with support from the G20 approved the establishment of a Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response (PPR) with the aim of complementing existing PPR mechanisms and providing dedicated, long-term funding to strengthen critical PPR functions in low- and middle-income countries. Questions remain around the FIF for PPR, such as the role of recipient countries and CSOs in its governance structure.
It will also a reflection on the role Parliamentarians have played during the COVID-19 response, and on ways in which they can meaningfully contribute to the development of the ‘Pandemic Treaty’ by engaging both at the international and at the national level. A global health instrument requires cohesive governance that includes an independent monitoring, verification and assessment body.
- Barbara M. Stocking, Chair, Panel for a Global Public Health Convention
- Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor and Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University
- Akua Sena Dansua, Former MP from Ghana
- Ayesha Mohammed AlMulla, MP from United Arab Emirates