Our Work

The mandate of the GPMB is to apprise key policymakers and the world of system-wide progress towards increased preparedness and response capacity for disease outbreaks and other emergencies with health consequences. It publishes an annual overview of the state of the world’s preparedness, monitoring progress, calling for leaders to take urgent action. Read the 2020 report, A World In Disorder.

The Board

Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland
The Board will monitor preparedness activities on a global scale, and will hold all actors, from private and public sectors, accountable for building essential public health capacities, generating sustainable financing and ensuring that necessary research and development is conducted.
Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland
Former Prime Minister of Norway and former WHO Director-General
Mr Elhadj As Sy
Pandemic preparedness must be as much local as global, and we must meaningfully engage local communities in preparedness, detection, response and recovery to disease outbreaks. We all need to be accountable to each other on the promises we make, and the results we achieve.
Mr Elhadj As Sy
Former Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Dr Victor Dzau President of the US National Academy of Medicine, USA
Dr Chris Elias President, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
Sir Jeremy Farrar Director, Wellcome Trust, UK
Dr Anthony S Fauci Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA
Ms Henrietta Fore Executive Director, UNICEF
Dr George F. Gao Director-General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, People’s Republic of China
H.E. Sigrid Kaag Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
Prof Ilona Kickbusch Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva
Dr Ngamije M. Daniel Minister of Health Republic of Rwanda
H.E. Prof Veronika Skvortsova Former Minister of Health, the Russian Federation
Dr Yasuhiro Suzuki Former Chief Medical & Global Health Officer, Vice-Minister for Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
Dr Jeanette Vega Morales Chief Medical Innovation and Technology Officer, La Red de Salud UC CHRISTUS, Chile
Prof K. VijayRaghavan Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India
World Health Organization
The World Bank Group