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Statement on G7 Leaders’ Summit

On June 11, 2021, our Secretariat released this statement noting how G7 leaders are neglecting critical steps that would reduce the risk of future pandemics.

Statement in advance of the 74th World Health Assembly

On May 20, 2021, the Coalition on Preventing Pandemics at the Source released this statement expressing our concern that measures to be discussed at the World Health Assembly will not prevent future pandemics.

Statement in response to the findings and recommendations from the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

On May 12, 2021, our Secretariat released this statement in response to the WHO's Independent Panel report on Pandemic Preparedness & Response, highlighting the need to incorporate spillover prevention into the scope of fully comprehensive pandemic prevention efforts.

G7 governments must act fast with a focus on viral spillover to prevent the next pandemic, says new coalition of leading health & environmental groups focused on preventing pandemics at source

On March 05, 2021, we released a press release calling on the Group of Seven (G7) governments to fill a major gap in post-COVID recovery plans. 

Calls to Action

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Memo to the G20 HLIP on Financing the Global Commons

The Coalition to Prevent Pandemics at the Source calls on the G20 HLIP on Financing the Global Commons to Include Funding for Spillover Prevention into future pandemic financing plans

 

On April 30, 2021, we wrote a memo to the G20 High Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, urging them to build a comprehensive financial architecture that enable pandemic prevention at the source.

 

Coalition letter to President Biden 

The Coalition to Prevent Pandemics at the Source calls on the President Biden to include spillover prevention in his plan to stop future pandemics.

 

On September 14, 2021, we wrote an open letter to President Biden and leaders across the executive branch to underscore the importance of incorporating spillover prevention actions into the White House’s recently released pandemic preparedness plan (American Pandemic Preparedness: Transforming Our Capabilities).

Memo to the Biden Administration

The Coalition to Prevent Pandemics at the Source calls on the Biden Administration to include spillover prevention as part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent future pandemics.

We appreciate the leadership of the Biden Administration to end the current pandemic and prevent future pandemics from occurring, as described in the recently released American Pandemic Preparedness: Transforming Our Capabilities.  However, while the plan rightly highlights the importance of spillover as the origin of almost all emerging infectious diseases, actions to prevent spillover at the source appear to be entirely missing. 


In early 2021, we wrote a memo to the Biden Administration that clearly laid out what is needed for the US to take leadership in preventing future pandemics at the source.  We continue to strongly urge the Administration to take these actions that are so desperately needed to prevent the next pandemic.
 

The Coalition to Prevent Pandemics at the Source calls on the United States Congress to Prioritize Pandemic Prevention

On February 10, 2021, we released this open letter urging the United States Congress to include dedicated support for prevention at the source in its COVID Relief Plan. The letter also implores leadership to create a Global Fund for Pandemic Prevention.

 

Please contact us if your organization would like to sign on.

Open Letter to United States Congress