The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly shown the weaknesses and gaps in emergency preparedness and response, governance and financing. A wide range of proposals for addressing these concerns has been developed over the last year. Analysis shows the interconnectedness of many of the challenges the world faces and the two-way dynamic between health and other crises.
Global issues like the Ukraine war highlight the interface between traditional security challenges and health. The silent pandemic of AMR highlights the interface of environmental degradation with human and animal health, and the pandemic has highlighted the impact on economic and social stability.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a proposal for ‘Strengthening the global governance architecture for managing health emergencies’. The Centre for Universal Health at Chatham House is taking the opportunity of convening a virtual roundtable of policy experts engaged in global governance to discuss and respond to a proposal. The event is by invitation only and under the CH Rule.