Article on Global Pandemic Treaty co-authored by Ginevra Le Moli in The Lancet
The article deals with an issue that will be at the heart of the World Health Assembly to be held in May, namely the concept of ‘deep prevention’ and the importance of its integration in the Global Pandemic Treaty - which has been recently proposed by the European Council and currently endorsed by more than 25 heads of state.
With the proposal for a global pandemic treaty by the European Council, the question has arisen as to what such a treaty should do. The authors argue that it should focus on reducing the risk of pathogens jumping from animals to humans. This focus on 'deep prevention' could draw inspiration from the global governance of nuclear, environmental, and financial systemic risks. Lessons from these domains suggest that far more can be done to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks, and that international law remains underused.
Ginevra Le Moli co-authored the comment together with Prof. Jorge Vinuales (University of Cambridge) and Profs. Suerie Moon and Gian Luca Burci (Graduate Institute, Geneva).