Countries across the world have taken multifarious paths in their responses to COVID-19. Globally, this has resulted in the set up of multiple new information systems as governments attempt to manage information about their country’s rate of infection and make assessments regarding the disease’s potential future trajectory.
Little effort has, however, been made to bring together national public health data from different countries, or to conduct cross-border research and analysis.
The speakers draw upon their direct experience of managing the COVID-19 crisis in the UK and Japan respectively to consider the importance of data-sharing during the pandemic, and explore possibilities for UK-Japan cooperation to tackle new infectious diseases in the future.
This event is held in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in the UK and Japan House London.
Sir Patrick Vallance, Chief Scientific Adviser; Head, Government Science and Engineering Profession, Government of the United Kingdom
Yasuhiro Suzuki, Advisor to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Government of Japan
Chair: Emma Ross, Senior Consulting Fellow, Global Health Programme