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The World Wasn’t Prepared for a Pandemic—But It Could Be

Vital Strategies convened leading experts for a discussion focused on epidemic preparedness. Speakers shared their experiences responding to past outbreaks, lessons learned from today’s COVID-19 pandemic, and insight on how to prepare the world for the next pandemic. 


Opening Remarks from Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies.

Experts from the Prevent Epidemics Team at Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies:

Amanda McClelland: Senior Vice President
Dr. Christopher Lee: Epidemiologist and Senior Technical Advisor
Dr. Emmanuel Agogo: Nigeria Country Representative
and Dr. Immaculate Nabukenya, Senior Project Manager, Global Health Security Program, Infectious Diseases Institute

Moderated by Sarah Goodyear, journalist and podcaster