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Recommendations to the delegates in advance of the special session of the World Health Assembly

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On November 23, 2021, our Secretariat  prepared this advisory note for delegates in advance of the Special Session.

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Rethinking Pandemic Prevention: Healthy Ecosystems for People and Planet symposium

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In September 2021, leaders across science, public health, environmental conservation, and policy gathered at a symposium to urge UNGA leaders to invest in comprehensive plan for preventing pandemics at the source.

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Urgent need for integrated pandemic policies on pathogen spillover

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Members of the Preventing Pandemics at the Source Coalition and Pallavi Kache, from the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University write in The Lancet Planetary Health about the urgent need for integrated pandemic policies on pathogen spillover.

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Coalition letter to President Biden 

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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).

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Statement on G7 Leaders’ Summit

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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.


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Statement in advance of the 74th World Health Assembly

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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.

 

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Memo to the G20 HLIP on Financing the Global Commons

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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.

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G7 governments must act fast with a focus on viral spillover to prevent the next pandemic

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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. 

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Coalition hosts high-level event at COP 26 on Climate and Pandemics

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On the 9th of November, the coalition hosted a roundtable at COP26 to hear from Indigenous leaders, government ministers, scientists, and others, about the urgent need for common actions to address the climate crisis and pandemics. 

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Jane Goodall Institute joins the Coalition to Prevent Pandemics at the Source

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The Preventing Pandemics at the Source Coalition is delighted to welcome The Jane Goodall Institute as our newest coalition member.

The Jane Goodall Institute is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall to lead a movement of conservation for the common good.

The Tenure Facility has joined our Coalition!

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The Preventing Pandemics at the Source Coalition is delighted to welcome The Tenure Facility as members of our Coalition.

 

The Tenure Facility is the first and only international, multi-stakeholder institution exclusively focused on securing land and forest rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

The Preventing Pandemics at the Source Coalition is delighted to welcome the Management Sciences for Health as our newest coalition member

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The Preventing Pandemics at the Source Coalition is delighted to welcome Managment Sciences for Health as members of our Coalition. 

Management Sciences for Health advances knowledge and technology globally to support people locally to achieve health for all. From ministry to community, private sector to civil society, as trusted advisors, MSH makes the foundational changes that support the whole health system. MSH is a mission-driven, global health nonprofit which, since 1971, has focused on the people at the heart of the health system.

The Preventing Pandemics at the Source Coalition is delighted to welcome the International Fund for Animal Welfare as our newest coalition member

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The Preventing Pandemics at the Source Coalition is delighted to welcome the International Fund for Animal Welfare as members of our Coalition.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare is a global non-profit helping animals and people thrive together.  IFAW rescue, rehabilitate, and release animals, and  restore and protect their natural habitats.  IFAW partner with local communities, governments, non-governmental organizations, and businesses. Together, we pioneer new and innovative ways to help all species flourish.

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

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On May 12, 2021, our Secretariat released a 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.

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Memo to the Biden Administration

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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.

In April 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.

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Open Letter to United States Congress

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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.

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