The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) is an independent monitoring and accountability body to ensure preparedness for global health crises. Co-convened by the Director-General of the World Health Organization and the President of the World Bank, the GPMB is comprised of globally-recognized leaders and experts from a wide range of sectors, including global health, veterinary epidemiology, environment, human rights, economics, law, gender, and development. It is tasked with providing an independent and comprehensive appraisal for policy makers and the world about progress towards increased preparedness and response capacity for disease outbreaks and other emergencies with health consequences. Prof. Naoko Ishii, director of the Center for Global Commons, is a member of GPMB.
The GPMB 2023 Report, ‘A Fragile State of Preparedness’, which is based on an analysis using the GPMB Monitoring Framework, finds that global preparedness for pandemics and other disease outbreaks remains inadequate. There have been some areas of progress since COVID-19 but this progress remains fragile, and some areas have declined, highlighting an urgent need for political commitment and increased resources.
Related links (External websites)
GPMB official website Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB)
Full report A Fragile State of Preparedness: 2023 Report on the State of the World’s Preparedness (PDF, 4.1 MB)