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.