Contributing to the Implementation of the Pandemic Accord With Public-Private Partnership Solutions
World Resilience Summit drives agenda setting for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response following the implementation of the pandemic accord. The inaugural Summit facilitated collective decision making of infectious diseases outbreaks within global, sectoral and organisational impact areas by uniting stakeholders across science, business, governments and society beyond the health sector.
In partnership with Geneva Health Forum, World Resilience Summit complements the implementation of the pandemic accord by establishing a cross-sectorial collaboration and public-private dialogue to add solutions within pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. Based on key conclusions form the Summit, the Steering Committee will further continue to develop the recommendations derived from the roundtables, aiming to release a report providing further insights into our path towards resilience and acting as a support of the pandemic accord.
Key Conclusions from the inaugural World Resilience Summit
Prevention Needs Weight & Attention: Measures need to be put in place to minimise and control the exposure of viruses between animals and humans – also known as primary prevention – along with financial mechanisms.
Acknowledging the Interlinked Crises: We need to acknowledge the importance of the integration of the crises of climate, biodiversity and health. They are still siloed, although they are facing the same drivers. If one is not healthy, the others will suffer.
Engaging the Whole of Society: It is not enough to engage healthcare workers; we need all types of actors engaged. For prevention to truly work, it is critical that we establish the networks before the time of crisis.
Meaningful Communication & Trust: Data in epidemic response is important, but we need to build trust and understanding across sectors through harmonising information.
Smart & Well-Thought Partnerships: Community-based solutions as well as sustained and innovative financing involving the private sector is essential for preparedness efforts.
The Building Blocks of the Health Systems: The backbone of any pandemic preparedness needs strong global health infrastructure, including the healthcare workforce, information management systems and data infrastructure, which also need to converge.
Data & Pathogen Sharing: Response cannot be dealt with separately. Response needs coordination and integration with preparedness, which requires health systems strengthening through public-private partnerships at a country level.
Sustaining Capacity Building & Equity: Ensuring equitable access to health technologies and solutions is vital, to not only build capacity, but sustaining capacity.
Training & Education at the Source: We need to train and educate, not just the health force, but all sectors in a timely manner while obtaining samples from the field to be able to put solutions in place.
The impact is secured through creating awareness through the following channels:
Establishment of World Health Network for Public-Private Sector Partnerships for effective pandemic prevention, preparedness and response solutions
Delivery of a set of key recommendations directly to relevant stakeholders beyond the health sector
Linking the recommendations on prevention, preparedness and response to the health, biodiversity and climate agendas later in the year