Global accountability to prevent pandemics

PGPHC documents

The Pandemic Convention We Need Now

To prevent future outbreaks from becoming global pandemics, The Panel for a Global Public Health Convention (GPHC) is calling for an accountable international system that enables countries at every income level to detect, alert and respond to health threats.

The Case for a Pandemic Prevention Treaty

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global public health catastrophe. This was a preventable disaster. For more than 20 years, experts have warned us this was likely to happen if we did not pay attention to the governance, preparedness for the management of outbreaks and pandemics.


The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected all aspects of human life on every region of the planet. The social and financial cost have been profound, and the deep devastation in terms of human suffering, lost lives, and compromised potential for future generations will be felt for years to come.