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The Lancet-PPATS Commission on Prevention of Viral Spillover

Preventing future pandemics by reducing the risk of spillovers of viruses between animals and humans.

The Lancet and the Coalition for Preventing Pandemics at the Source (PPATS) have convened a bold new Commission on Prevention of Viral Spillover.

Our Goal

The Lancet-PPATS Commission strives to mobilize decision-makers and implementers to take transdisciplinary action to limit viral spillovers through research, policy, law, and practice—thereby reducing the risk of future pandemics while promoting a healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable future.

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Our Objectives

Evaluate and synthesize the evidence on the drivers of viral spillovers

Provide recommendations for research investigating viral spillovers

Assess the co-benefits and trade-offs of viral spillover prevention

Develop recommendations for viral spillover prevention that can be adopted and adapted by governments and other stakeholders

Identify and evaluate strategies and interventions to prevent viral spillovers

Examine the equity benefits of viral spillover prevention

Identify social, economic, and political challenges and opportunities for implementing viral spillover prevention

. . . towards our overall goal of reducing the risk of future pandemics while promoting a more sustainable and equitable future.

Recent Publications

Explore our work, stay updated on our progress, and learn how you can contribute to a world where pandemics are a thing of the past.

Oct 11, 2023

Comment article announcing the Commission in The Lancet

Oct 11, 2023

Press release announcing the start of the Commission's work

© 2023 by Preventing Pandemics at the Source

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