Global Preparedness Monitoring Board

Global Preparedness Monitoring Board The mandate of the GPMB is to apprise key policymakers and the world of system-wide progress towards increased preparedness and response capacity for disease outbreaks and other emergencies with health consequences. It publishes an annual overview of the state of the world’s preparedness, monitoring progress, calling for leaders to take urgent…


Global Preparedness Monitoring Board

The mandate of the GPMB is to apprise key policymakers and the world of system-wide progress towards increased preparedness and response capacity for disease outbreaks and other emergencies with health consequences. It publishes an annual overview of the state of the world’s preparedness, monitoring progress, calling for leaders to take urgent action in its annual report on global preparedness for health emergencies: A World at Risk.

Annual Report

Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland

The Board will monitor preparedness activities on a global scale, and will hold all actors, from private and public sectors, accountable for building essential public health capacities, generating sustainable financing and ensuring that necessary research and development is conducted.

Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland

Former Prime Minister of Norway and former WHO Director-General

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Mr Elhadj As Sy

Pandemic preparedness must be as much local as global, and we must meaningfully engage local communities in preparedness, detection, response and recovery to disease outbreaks. We all need to be accountable to each other on the promises we make, and the results we achieve.

Mr Elhadj As Sy

Former Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Sy was Director, HIV/AIDS Practice with the United Nations Development Programme in New York. Before that, he worked with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as its Africa Regional Director and later as Director of Operational Partnerships and Country Support in Geneva. Mr. Sy has also held the position of UNAIDS Representative in New York and Director of the New York Liaison Office.

From 1988 to 1997, he served as Director of Health and Development Programmes with Environment and Development Action in the Third World in Dakar, Senegal.

Mr. Sy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Human Sciences from the University of Dakar. He then pursued Master’s studies in Arts and Germanistik at the University of Graz, and graduated from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. He was also awarded a post graduate diploma in Education from the Ecole normale superieure in Dakar . He speaks English, French and German and is a national of Senegal.

Dr Victor Dzau President of the US National Academy of Medicine, USA

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Dr Chris Elias President, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

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Sir Jeremy Farrar Director, Wellcome Trust, UK

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Dr Anthony S Fauci Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA

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Henrietta Fore Executive Director, UNICEF

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George F. Gao Director-General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, People’s Republic of China

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H.E. Dr Diane Gashumba MD, M(Ped), Minister of Health of the Republic of Rwanda

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H.E. Sigrid Kaag Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands

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Prof Ilona Kickbusch Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva

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H.E. Prof Veronika Skvortsova Former Minister of Health, the Russian Federation

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Dr Yasuhiro Suzuki Former Chief Medical & Global Health Officer, Vice-Minister for Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

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Dr Jeanette Vega Morales Chief Medical Innovation and Technology Officer, La Red de Salud UC CHRISTUS, Chile

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Prof K. VijayRaghavan Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India

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World Health Organization

The World Bank Group

Links to coverage of the GPMB’s Annual Report 22 September 2019

Summary of the Second GPMB Board Meeting, 1-2 April 2019 1-2 April 2019

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