Beginning on May 27, 2024, the 77th World Health Assembly will be held, where member states will have a historic opportunity to decide on a pandemic agreement that will help the world better prepare for and respond to future pandemics — marking a significant moment for global health since 1948.

The pandemic agreement is a potential international agreement currently being negotiated by the 194 member states of the WHO to drive a more equitable global response to pandemics, safeguard national health systems, and enhance cooperation among member states during pandemics.

Our faculty director, Lawrence O. Gostin, and experts have provided analysis and commentary on various aspects of the issue: Luis Gil Abinader, Kashish Aneja, Amanda Banda, Olohikhuae Egbokhare, Alexandra Finch, Eric A. Friedman, Katherine Ginsbach, Sam Halabi, Matthew Kavanagh, Alice Kayongo, Kevin A. Klock, Sharonann Lynch, Benjamin Mason Meier, Tlaleng Mofokeng, Adi Radhakrishnan, Vyoma Dhar Sharma, and Sarah Wetter.

What to Know

Establishing Mechanisms for Equity, Justice, and Fairness

Securing Financing for Both Prevention and Response Efforts

Implementing Mechanisms for Compliance and Accountability