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G7 Pact for Pandemic Readiness: Enhancing Collaborative Surveillance and Rapid Response

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

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A special in-person seminar brought to you by the De​partment of Epidemiology

Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach
Federal Minister of Health, Germany
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Enhancing pandemic readiness is necessary. The world is still insufficiently prepared. Responding rapidly to outbreaks delivers better outcomes. The G7 Pact for Pandemic Readiness is a focused action building upon past and current G7 initiatives to strengthen global pandemic readiness. It thematically centers on collaborative surveillance and predictable rapid response. The Pact is a strategic and conceptual exercise to decisively improve implementation, coordination, and cooperation of G7 actions in the area of collaborative surveillance and predictable and rapid response. It will also consider existing workstreams with a view to avoid overlaps and duplication. The Pact will advance a global network approach to enhance pandemic surveillance and response capabilities and capacities.

Lunch will be provided
This in-person event is open to Harvard ID holders only

(Registration deadline: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 by 5pm EST)


Date: July 22
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Calendars: School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums


Location: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Snyder Auditorium (Kresge G1), 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115