COVID-19 Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Global research and innovation forum: towards a research roadmap

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently developed and launched this official document to Powering research to control the epidemic.
Broad consensus on the need for research to focus on actions that can save lives now.

  • To ensure that those affected are promptly diagnosed and receive optimal care; while integrating innovation fully within each research thematic area.
  • To support research priorities in a way that leads to the development of global research platform(s) pre-prepared for the next disease X epidemic; thus, allowing for accelerated research, R&D for diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines and their timely access.

“We need our collective knowledge, insight and experience to answer the questions we don’t have answers to, and to identify the questions we may not even realize we need to ask.”
Dr Tedros WHO Director General