The UK announced on Tuesday that it will set up a new international expert group to help strengthen global preparedness for the next pandemic and accelerate the development of vaccines when future diseases emerge.
The Pandemic Prevention Partnership (PPP) initiated by the rotating presidency of the British Group of Seven will be presented to the leaders of the Group of Seven at a summit in June and will discuss how to achieve Prime Minister Boris Johnson within 100 days Comment on the goal of developing a vaccine against future diseases.
Health Minister Matt Hancock said before the group’s two-day virtual meeting: “As the chairman of the Group of Seven (G7), the UK is determined to work with partners to reduce the risk of coronavirus, and to Future epidemics will strengthen global preparedness.”
“This new team of experts will guide our efforts in the coming years to protect people around the world from new diseases and save lives.”
The PPP will be led by Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief scientific adviser, and the steering group will include executives and scientists from companies that produce the covid-19 vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson).
The UK also announced an additional £16 million in funding for the Epidemic Prevention and Control Innovation Alliance (CEPI) to support global vaccine supply and vaccine development.