Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

Projects

The Alliance is carrying out projects and initiatives under five critical functions:

Risk assessment and vulnerability mapping

Proof of Concept Research in Peru: As the ongoing Zika virus epidemic demonstrates, emerging infectious diseases represent an ongoing threat to global population health. By developing mapping tools to characterize the epidemic potential of viruses transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito (e.g., dengue and Zika virus) at a subnational level in Peru, Alliance researchers aim to test the hypothesis that vulnerability mapping is feasible and yields valid results that are useful to improve community resiliency and preparedness. More

Biomedical innovation

United World Antiviral Research Network (UWARN): UWARN will address emerging viral infectious diseases by carrying out research with collaborating partner research laboratories in Brazil, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa and Taiwan. The research will develop innovative diagnostic reagents, including human viral-neutralizing antibodies and designed proteins that release light when antibodies to virus are present in blood. More

Communication

COVID-19 Literature Situation Report: This daily newsletter that provides a succinct summary of the latest scientific literature related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day, there is a firehose of new scientific information emerging about COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2. This initiative is an attempt to focus that hose to highlight new findings that are most relevant to the public health response. More

Policy & behavioral interventions

Capacity development