The GPMB will play a critical role in ensuring system-wide accountability for
preparedness efforts, through providing an annual overview of the state of the world’s
preparedness, monitoring the progress of relevant research and development, and
making specific high-level recommendations. GPMB members advocate with policy-makers and other stakeholders for improving preparedness for health crises. The
GPMB seeks to enhance global coordination and capacity, and to galvanize
community and national ownership. In these roles, the GPMB is supported by a
Secretariat, located in WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland.
- highlight critical gaps in preparedness, especially regarding the cooperation
between key players
- identify potential mechanisms for addressing such gaps
- mobilize its influence with leaders and policy makers to increase preparedness
activities and ownership at global, national and community levels
The GPMB will publish an annual Report on the Status of Global Preparedness for Health
Crises that will provide an authoritative assessment that is easily translatable to action
for policymakers, researchers, health professionals and donors.
In addition, the GPMB will prepare in-depth examinations of particular topics and emerging issues
related to health crisis preparedness.