CEPI’s $3.5 billion plan to End Pandemics
CEPI has launched its $3.5bn plan to dramatically reduce or even eliminate the future risk of pandemics and epidemics, potentially averting millions of deaths and trillions of dollars in economic damage.
CEPI’s five-year plan sets out ambitious initiatives to build a future world that is better equipped to deal with these devastating diseases. As part of the plan, CEPI announced its “moonshot” objective to help compress vaccine development timelines to 100 days, about a third of the time that it took the world to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
CEPI’s investment case may be accessed at https://endpandemics.cepi.net
CEPI also receives public donations through the UN Foundation COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund: https://covid19responsefund.org/
Lives were saved between 2010 and 2015 thanks to vaccines. (WHO, 2017)
The cost of the 2014 Ebola epidemic in west Africa. (C Huber et al, 2018)
The estimated annual global cost of moderately severe to severe pandemics (World Bank, 2017)
The average minimum cost for progressing one vaccine against each of WHO’s 11 priority epidemic infectious diseases. (D Gouglas et al, 2018)