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Call for Independent Monitoring in the BMJ


In an Analysis published today in The BMJ, the Harvard Global Health Institute called for independent and systematic global monitoring of pandemic preparedness in line with its monitoring framework published in February 2018. See here for the press release.

Monitoring Report


The Harvard Global Health Institute recently led the development of a comprehensive framework for Global Monitoring of Disease Outbreak Preparedness. The report summary on this effort reflect the combined expertise of over fifty public health professionals from institutions around the world who gathered in Washington, D.C. in April 2017 at the U.S. National Academies of Medicine. The result of this effort, is a robust, objective, evidence-based monitoring framework structured along four key domains (see figure below), reflecting a multi-sectoral, “whole-of-society” approach to preparedness.

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