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Emergency Countermeasure Development and Deployment

November 1, 2023
The O’Neill Institute, in an effort to support the World Health Assembly and the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body, convened leading authorities on the development and deployment of emergency countermeasures, namely vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments.

Tackling it together: for a unified pandemic response

October, 2023
To achieve a unified global pandemic response, there are several strategic policy considerations that can facilitate a transition to cohesive, coordinated, transparent, flexible and local responses that will truly take us from fragmentation to integration.

Accelerating Global Health: Pathways To Health Equity For The G20

September, 2023
In a world that is increasingly interconnected, the pursuit of global health equity stands as a collective responsibility for humanity. The G20, a forum of the world’s leading and biggest economies, represents a unique platform with the potential to drive transformative change in public health on a global scale.

International treaties have mostly failed to produce their intended effects

August, 2022
There are over 250,000 international treaties that aim to foster global cooperation. But are treaties actually helpful for addressing global challenges? This systematic field-wide evidence synthesis of 224 primary studies and meta-analysis of the higher-quality 82 studies finds treaties have mostly failed to produce their intended effects.

An effective pandemic treaty requires accountability

July 26, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to have killed six to 18 million persons. This pandemic exposed major gaps in our global health security architecture that must be addressed to keep infectious disease outbreaks from becoming pandemics, and to effectively respond when they occur.

Summary Report for Consultation with NGO and Civil Society Representatives

November, 2021
The Panel for a Global Public Health Convention (GPHC) is an independent coalition of global leaders working to strengthen the world’s ability to prevent, prepare, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks before they become widespread pandemics.

Developing an Innovative Pandemic Treaty to Advance Global Health Security

October, 2021
Recognizing marked limitations of global health law in the COVID-19 pandemic, a rising number of states are supporting the development of a new pandemic treaty. This prospective treaty has the potential to clarify state obligations for pandemic preparedness and response.

A global public health convention for the 21st century

June, 2021
As shown by COVID-19, infectious diseases with a pandemic potential present a grave threat to health and wellbeing. Although the International Health Regulations provide a framework of binding legal obligations for pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response, many countries do not comply with these regulations.

The World Needs a Post-Pandemic Health Treaty With Teeth

April, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the devastating and deadly shortcomings of current global health cooperation and governance, leading 25 world leaders to call for a powerful upgrade: a pandemic treaty. The International Health Regulations (IHR) is the world’s current global health treaty.