An Evidence-based Quest to Protect Human Health
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was Co-Chaired by Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Right Honourable Helen Clark.
The Independent Panel began its work in September 2020, and submitted its main report, COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic, to the World Health Assembly in May 2021.
The report contained the Panel’s findings and recommendations for action to curb the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure that any future infectious disease outbreak would not become another catastrophic pandemic.
Following the release of the main report, the Co-Chairs and Panel members continued to support discussions focussed on implementing their package of recommendations.
In November 2021, the former Co-Chairs released a six-month accountability report, entitled Losing Time: End this Pandemic and Secure the Future.
In May 2022, the former Co-Chairs released a one-year assessment report, Transforming or Tinkering? Inaction lays the groundwork for another pandemic.
In May 2023, the former Co-Chairs released A Road Map for a World Protected from Pandemic Threats.
During its tenure, the Panel produced a range of evidence-based publications, including in the Lancet, in Nature Medicine and in a full 10-part collection in the British Medical Journal.
See all Independent Panel documents.
“The recommendations of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response must be a starting point for urgent reforms to strengthen the global health architecture.”
– UN Secretary General António Guterres, 21 September 2021