Panel for a Global Public Health Convention is an independent coalition of global leaders committed to strengthening the world’s ability to prevent, prepare, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks before they become widespread pandemics.
We were founded in 2020 in response to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the idea of global public health governance is not new. The current global crisis lends urgency and legitimacy to the critical need for a global mechanism to prevent, prepare for and respond to new infectious disease outbreaks before they become pandemics.
We aim to bridge critical gaps in the global public health architecture and policy framework to ensure cooperation, transparency and compliance that enables the world to prevent pandemics.
We advocate for a treaty to be adopted at the highest levels of government: by heads of state. The world needs a renewed sense of hope and trust led by heads of state who will establish a treaty; a treaty that ensures timely cooperation, transparency, accountability, and compliance with agreed upon rules among countries to effectively prepare, prevent, and respond to public health outbreaks wherever they may occur.
To accomplish these bold goals around pandemic prevention, we are working with partners including the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, UNITE, and Club de Madrid.
Read more about our Panel Members.
The Panel for a Global Public Health Convention (GPHC) represents an independent coalition of global leaders
working to strengthen the world’s ability to prevent, prepare, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks before they become widespread pandemics.