Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit 2024

July 29–30, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Provisional agenda
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On July 29-30, 2024, The Ministry of Health, Brazil, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) will host The Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit 2024.

The Summit aims to reinvigorate momentum for pandemic preparedness and response—helping to ensure that we can end future infectious disease outbreaks faster and more equitably.

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The Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit 2024

This two-day in-person Summit will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between July 29 and 30. It will bring together R&D and manufacturing experts, government officials, civil society representatives and leaders from industry and the global health community.  

The Summit will focus on three central themes of the global pandemic preparedness agenda that, if aligned, could transform the world’s ability to respond quickly and equitably to the next Disease X threat. The Summit will also be live-streamed and a recording will be made available online after the event.

 

Summit Focus Areas

Equitable access to vaccines, medicines and other health technologies through geographical diversification and strengthening of R&D and local and regional production

By bolstering global and regional vaccine manufacturing capacity in underserved regions and harnessing innovative technologies to improve the speed, scale, and access to manufacturing, the world can respond to epidemic and pandemic threats more equitably.

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Delivering the 100 Days Mission for vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics

To prevent future outbreaks from spiralling into pandemic threats, the world needs the ability to develop pandemic-busting vaccines within 100 days of pathogen identification and for these innovations to be accessed equitably. This goal—known as the 100 Days Mission—has been embraced by leaders of the G7 and G20.

Enhancing global disease surveillance

Disease surveillance is crucial for identifying and responding to emerging pandemic threats. Effective surveillance systems are essential to detecting disease outbreaks quickly before they spread, cost lives and become difficult to control.

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Summit partners

The Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit 2024 programme is co-designed with partners including FIND, the International Pandemic Preparedness Secretariat, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Unitaid, WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, and WHO. 

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List of organisations confirmed to attend

To see a list of organisations confirmed to attend the Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit 2024, please view this document. 

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Summit speakers

The Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit 2024 will bring together an exciting line-up of expert speakers and thought leaders to discuss challenges and progress needed to build a world that is better prepared to equitably meet the challenges of viral threats. New confirmed speakers will be regularly updated on this page.

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Dr Ayoade Alakija

Chair, FIND Board

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Dr Jarbas Barbosa

Director, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

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Prof. Tulio De Olivera

Director, Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI)

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Ruxandra Draghia-Akli

Dr Ruxandra Draghia-Akli

Chair, INTREPID Alliance Scientific Advisory Board

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Philippe Duneton

Dr Philippe Duneton

Executive Director, Unitaid

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Prof Victor J. Dzau

President, United States National Academy of Medicine

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Dame Prof Sarah Gilbert

Said Professor of Vaccinology, University of Oxford

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Mr Adam Hacker

Director and Head of Global Regulatory Affairs and Quality, CEPI

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Prof. Jane Halton

Chair of CEPI Board

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Dr Richard Hatchett

Chief Executive Officer, CEPI

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Assistant Director-General, WHO

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Ms Nafisa Jawani

Head of Global Health Initiatives, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

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H.E Dr. Jean Kaseya

Director General, Africa CDC

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Dr David Kaslow

Director, Office of Vaccines Research and Review (OVRR), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), U.S. FDA

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Ms Kate Kelland

Author of DISEASE X—The 100 Days Mission to End Pandemics and Chief Scientific Writer at CEPI

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Professor Ilona Kickbusch

Founder and Chair, Global Health Centre

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Dr Marco Krieger

Vice-President of Production and Innovation in Health, Fiocruz

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Ms Shingai Machingaidze

Co-Chair of the Science & Technology Expert Group, IPPS

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Dr Delese Mimi Darko

CEO, FDA Ghana

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Prof Mario Moreira

President, A Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)

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Mr Laurent Muschel

Acting Director General, European Commission, Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA)

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Dr Mona Nemer

Chief Science Advisor, Government of Canada

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Ms Carmen Pérez Casas

Strategy lead & PPPR Head, Unitaid

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Ms Heulwen Philpot

Head of the International Pandemic Preparedness Secretariat

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Ms Joy Phumaphi

Co-Chair, Global Preparedness Monitoring Board

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Dr Mariângela Simão

Director-President of the Instituto Todos pela Saúde

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Mr Rajinder Suri

CEO Executive Officer, Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN)

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Professor Petro Terblanche

CEO, Afrigen Biologics & Vaccines

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Dr Marcela Uhart

Director, Latin America Program at the University of California Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine

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Dr Mauricio Zuma Medeiros

CEO, Bio-Manguinhos

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