2021•06•26 Kuala Lumpur
UNU-IIGH Director Prof. Pascale Allotey, Principal Visiting Fellow Nina Schwalbe and public health specialist Susanna Lehtimaki* reviewed and responded to the recommendations laid out by The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness & Response in the May 2021 report, “COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic.”
The response is published in correspondence with The Lancet, in which they write that measures proposed by the report, which include the creation of an international treaty on pandemics negotiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a Global Health Threats Council, are not adequate.
They propose further aspects to complement the report’s recommendations. These include:
The complete correspondence and recommendations can be read in full at The Lancet Online First.
* Nina Schwalbe and Susanna Lehtimaki co-authored the “Independent Review and Investigation Mechanisms to Prevent Future Pandemics: A Proposed Way Forward” in April 2021.