The videos below include presentation of the main report; a series showing how COVID-19 has affected people around the world, videos of the Panel’s town-hall Exchange meetings; and of the initial introduction of the Panel. All videos can also be viewed on Vimeo.
Launch of the Panel’s main report
- Co-Chairs’ Presentation of Findings and Recommendations
On 12 May 2021, the Co-Chairs of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response presented the Panel’s findings and recommendations which are published in the Panel Report, entitled “COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic”.
- Main report launch: Press conference
The news conference following the May 12, 2021 presentation of the Independent Panel’s Main Report, “COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic”
- The Co-Chairs of the Independent Panel speak to media about the Second Report on Progress.
On 19 January 2021, the Co-Chairs of the Independent Panel, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Right Honourable Helen Clark, presented the Independent Panel’s Second Report on Progress to the WHO 148th Executive Board. In this video, they brief media about the report. Read the Panel’s Second Report on Progress, available in six languages, in the Documents section.
My Pandemic Story: health & community workers, leaders & business owners
The Independent Panel’s “Exchange” meetings with frontline workers
- The Gendered Impact of COVID-19
In this Exchange— coordinated by the Independent Panel and Women in Global Health— you’ll hear about the impact of COVID-19 on gender imbalances in the management of the pandemic, on gender-based violence, and on women’s economic participation. The Right Honourable Helen Clark, Co-Chair of the Independent Panel, anchors this Exchange, together with Magda Robalo, Women in Global Health Advisor and High Commissioner for COVID-19 in Guinea Bissau, Anne Ngunjiri, Senior Advisor with LVCT Health Kenya leading the Gender and COVID-19 Project, and Abi Adams- Prassl Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Oxford. Dr. Roopa Dhatt, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Women in Global Health, moderates the conversation involving 15 academics, front-line care workers, CSO organizers, domestic workers and LGBTQI+ advocates.
- Noncommunicable Diseases: Affecting and Affected by COVID-19
In this Exchange— coordinated by the Independent Panel and the NCD Alliance— you’ll hear about how COVID-19 has affected people living with noncommunicable diseases. Katie Dain, CEO of NCD Alliance, moderated the conversation featuring the Right Honorable Helen Clark, Co-Chair of the Independent Panel, Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President of the Public Health Foundation of India, and Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives. This Exchange also heard from people living with NCDs, researchers, front-line practitioners, and advocates from around the world.
- COVID 19: Delivering SRHR in Crises Settings
In this Independent Panel Exchange, you’ll hear about the challenges and innovations in delivering Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health Services, particularly in fragile settings, while negotiating the obstacles of COVID-19. The Right Honourable Helen Clark, Co-Chair of the Independent Panel anchors this Exchange, together with Nimisha Goswami, Chair of the IPPF COVID-19 Task Force and Professor Karl Blanchet, member of the BRANCH Consortium and PMNCH Knowledge and Evidence Working Group. Dr. Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett, Founding President of the Avoidable Deaths Network, moderates the conversation involving people working on the frontlines, and academics and advocates working on SRHR, from around the world.
- Learning from Midwives at Work During a Pandemic
In this Independent Panel Exchange, you’ll hear from midwives from around the world who have worked through the challenges of COVID-19. The Right Honourable Helen Clark, Co-Chair of the Independent Panel anchors this Exchange, together with Dr. Sally Pairman, Chief Executive of the International Confederation of Midwives, and Ewa Mwenifumbo-Gondwe from the White Ribbon Alliance. Hilma Shikwambi, Board Member of the International Confederation of Midwives moderates the discussions.
- Learning from Nurses on the Frontline of COVID-19
This was the first of a series of Independent Panel “Exchange” town-hall style virtual meeting, aimed at hearing from people working on the frontline of the pandemic. This event features the voices of nurses, and includes the Right Honourable Helen Clark, Co-Chair of The Independent Panel, Howard Catton and Annette Kennedy of the International Council of Nurses, and Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director of Nursing Now, together with nurses from around the world.
The Panel’s Introduction
- On 3 September 2020, the Co-Chairs announce panel members of The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. This is a recording of the virtual Media Briefing provided by the Panel Co-Chairs, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Right Honourable Helen Clark. Here, they announce the names of the panelists and provide an update on the Panel’s progress. Read more about the panel members here.