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Global Health Summit

Panel of scientific experts

Scientific experts working in a lab

At the Global Health Summit, the G20, invited leaders, heads of international and regional organisations, and representatives of global health bodies, will share lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their goal is to create a ‘Rome Declaration’ including principles which can be a powerful guide for medium to long-term structural change brought about through international cooperation and joint action to prevent future global health crises.

It is crucial that these principles are evidence based. Their definition will therefore be informed by a scientific expert panel, and take into account the views of civil society.

To achieve that, the European Commission and the Italian G20 Presidency have set up a High Level Scientific Panel.

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

Všeobecné publikácie17 máj 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:

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

Senior scientific experts in the panel:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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