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Global Health Summit

Panel of scientific experts

It gathers 26 senior scientific experts from around the world, experienced in local and global COVID-19 response and science advice to policy at the highest levels. They participate in their personal capacities and bring broad and diverse experience obtained in different countries and regions.

The Panel will present its findings to attendees at the Global Health Summit.

Report of the Global Health Summit Scientific Expert Panel

General publications17 May 2021
Report of the Global Health Summit Scientific Expert Panel
Report of the Global Health Summit Scientific Expert Panel
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The panel is jointly chaired by:

Professor Peter Piot

Professor Peter Piot

Special adviser to the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen

Senior scientific experts in the panel:

Dr. Andrea Ammon

Dr Andrea Ammon

Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Germany

Dr. Abdullah Assiri

Dr Abdullah Assiri

Assistant Deputy Minister for Preventive Services, Saudi Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Maha Barakat

Dr Maha Barakat

Director-General of Fakhr Al Watan Office (Frontline Heroes Office), United Arab Emirates

Professor Mark Dybul

Professor Mark Dybul

Co-Director of the Centre for global health practice and impact, Georgetown; and member of Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, USA

Professor Jeremy Farrar

Professor Jeremy Farrar

Director of the Wellcome Trust, and member of the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), the UK Vaccine Taskforce and the Principles Group of the ACT-Accelerator, and chair of the WHO R&D Blueprint Advisory Group, United-Kingdom

Professor George Gao

Professor George Gao

Director-General of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China

Professor Patricia Garcia

Professor Patricia Garcia

Professor at the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH) in Lima, Peru. Former Minister of Health of Peru, Dean of the School of Public Health at UPCH, and former Chief of the Peruvian National Institute of Health (INS), Peru

Professor Catherine Hankins

Professor Catherine Hankins

Co-Chair of Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and Deputy Director, Science at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Department of Global Health, University of Amsterdam, Canada

Dr. Trevor Mundel

Dr Trevor Mundel

President of the Bill and Melinda Gates Global Health Program, USA

Dr. Takaji Wakita

Dr Takaji Wakita

Director-General of the National Institute of Infectious Disease, Japan

Dr. Mitchell Wolfe

Dr Mitchell Wolfe

Chief Medical Officer of the Centers for Disease Control Control and Prevention, USA

Dr. Wu Zunyou

Dr Wu Zunyou

Chief Epidemiologist with Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China