COVID-19 has devastated our global community. The worst part? It’s likely to happen again – soon. While the world is rightly focused on developing and distributing vaccines, managing the economic fallout of COVID-19, and bolstering health systems to manage rising cases, the rate of zoonotic disease outbreaks has been increasing steadily as we continue to encroach upon the natural world. It is only a matter of time before we experience another COVID-19.
But we can stop this from happening – if we understand the root causes of most emerging infectious diseases and invest in preventing pandemics at the source.
Our work aims to save lives by preventing the spillover of zoonotic viruses from animals to humans - well before they can become global pandemics, regional / national epidemics, or even localized outbreaks.
people are likely to fall below the extreme poverty line in 2021
But prevention can only happen when
we join forces
In the wake of COVID-19, a group of leading health and environment actors have joined forces to prevent pandemics at the point of spillover.
These organizations are:
Recommendations to the delegates in advance of the special session of the World Health Assembly
The coalition has prepared this advisory note for delegates in advance of the Special Session of the The World Health Assembly (WHA) Special Session taking place November 29-December 1, 2021.