Acknowledgements

The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response would like to thank the following for their contributions to its work and to this final report:

WHO

The Independent Panel would especially like to thank WHO and its staff at all levels of the Organization for their continued support and important contributions throughout the process. We extend our deep appreciation to WHO´s leadership team: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Zsuzsanna Jakab, Ahmed Al Mandhari, Carissa Etienne, Takeshi Kasai, Hans Kluge, Matshidiso Moeti, Poonam Singh, Mike Ryan, Soumya Swaminathan, Jaouad Al-Mahjour, Socé Fall, Mariangela Simão, Catharina Boehme, Jane Ellison, Peter Ben Embarek, Maria van Kerkhove, Scott Pendergast, Bernhard Schwartländer, Tim Armstrong, Ian Smith, Raul Thomas, Gauden Galea, Imre Hollo, Gabriella Stern.

In addition, our special thanks go to the WHO staff members supporting the Panel directly through the WHO COVID19-Repository, the IHR Secretariat, the IHR Review Committee, the Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (IOAC), STAG-IH, GOARN among others.

National Governments

The Panel would also like to extend its warm gratitude to all national governments supporting the work by participating in the Panel´s activities and by contributing important information to the Panel´s work. The Panel is also very grateful for the continued and essential support by the Ministries of Health, the diplomatic missions in Geneva and New York, as well as a number of Member State groups at the global and regional level such as the African Union, Asia-Pacific Group, CARICOM, Commonwealth, ECOWAS, European Commission, GRULAC, G7, G20, G77 and the United Nations.

International and regional organizations and partnerships

The Panel would like to extend its gratitude to the following organizations: African CDC, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Center for Global Development, Chatham House, CIVICUS, Club de Madrid, Economic Commission for Africa, European Commission, European Council, Exemplars in Global Health, Foreign Ministries Science & Technology Advice Network, Gavi, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Global Health Law Consortium, Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Helsinki Policy Forum, Human Rights Council, International Monetary Fund, Islamic Development Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Overseas Development Institute, Pan-European Commission on Health & Sustainable Development, The Elders, UNAIDS, UNDP, UN Foundation, UNFPA, UNICEF, University of Essex, University of San Francisco, World Bank and the World Trade Organization.

Individual leaders and experts
(in alphabetical order)

The Panel would like to thank the following experts, who actively participated either in interviews or roundtable discussions and webinars, to provide helpful input to the work. Lucia Abascal-Miguel, Omar Abdi, Hala Abou-Taleb, Anurag Agrawal, Lav Agrawal, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Ayoade Alakija, Alice Albright, Pascale Allotey, Andrew Rodgerson, Beth Arthy, Elhadj As Sy, Miguel Asqueta Sonoar, Abdullah Assiri, Chris Atim, Sobel Aziz, Ombretta Baggio, Tarun Bajal, Forrest Barker, Rafa Bengoa, Wilson Benia, Christoph Benn, Seth Berkley, Alvaro Bermejo, Arnaud Bernaert, Mandeep Bhandari, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Ann Burton, Flavia Bustreo, Luisa Cabal, Ana Carapichano, Sergio Carmona, Yasumin Chandani, Sabrina Chao, Sarah Cliffe, Awa Coll-Seck, Francesca Colombo, Marlene Cuco, Katie Dain, Brett Davidson, Brice de la Vingne, Roopa Dhatt, Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Kirill Dmitriev, , Grace Dubois, Philippe Duneton, Stuart Dymond, Ayman El-Mohandes, Chris Elias, Ahmed Elkhodary, Maria Eugenia Esandi, Aicha Evans, Tim Evans, Jeremy Farrar, Adebayo Fayoyin, Warren Feek, Gabriella Fesus, Jane Fieldhouse, Josep Figueras, Helga Fogstad, Lisa Forman, Julio Frenk, Garth Frizzell, Rob Fyfe, Sarah Gallalee, Urvashi Gandhi, Raman Gangakhedkar, George Gao, Chris Gentle, Amandeep Singh Gill, Githinji Gitahi, Peter Gluckman, Susan Goldstein, Eduardo González-Pier, Nimisha Goswami, Julia Greenberg, Leith Greenslade, Karen Grepin, Trevor Gunn, Assad Hafeez, Shanelle Hall, Richard Hatchet, Ricardo Hausmann, Sahar Hegazi, Lutz Hegemann, Myriam Henkens, David Heymann, Timothy Fish Hodgson, Steven Hoffman, Peter Horby, Richard Horton, Didier Houssin, Mike Howard, Todd Howland, Vivian Hsu, Paul Hunt, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Dean Jamison, Garth Japhet, Tomas Jensen, Zhang Jixian, Cedric Jo, Etleva Kadilli, Benoit Kalasa, Joumana Kalot, Jean Baptiste Kambale Kiyana, Adam Kamradt-Scott, Sami Kanaan, Natalia Kanem, Abdool Karim Salim, Rajat Khosla, Ilona Kickbusch, Jim Kim, Jeff King, Jeni Klugman, Naomi Komuro, Gerard Krause, Adam Kucharski, Björn Kümmel, Stephen Landry, Kelley Lee, Vivian Lin, Carlos Lopes, Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva, Nora Lustig, John Lysa, Carlos Magariños, Ira Magaziner, Patrice Matchaba, Pascal Mailu, Allan Maleche, Alex Marianelli, Gustavo Matta, Collin McCliff, Jim McLay, Lori McDougall, Jaime Miranda, Zweli Mkhizi, David Nabarro, Stefan Nachuk, Aurélia Nguyen, John Nkengasong, Jennifer Nuzzo, Abraham Nyenswah, Stephen O’Brien, Ilse Oehler, Jean Oelwang, Abdi Omar, Ben Embarek, Zulma Ortiz, Trygve Ottersen, Sally Pairman, Eric Parrado Herrera, Muhammad Pate, Vinod Paul, Paola Pereznieto, Sam Phiri, Philippe Poinsot, David Prieto-Alhambra, Claudio Providas, Jonathan Quick, Enrique Razon, Charlotte Renard, Carolyn Reynolds, Carlos del Rio, John Arne Rottingen, Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer, Kelly Sanders, Peter Sands, Jagjeet Sareen, Yasuyuki Sawada, Lina Sayed, Neelam Sekhri Feachem, Jaime Sepulveda, Elizabeth Serlemitsos, Mehr Shah, Sangeeta Shashikant, Elaina Shekhter, Kristen Silverberg, Kenji Shibuya, Vera Songwe, Oleg Sonin, Devi Sridhar, Stephen Cahill, Serge Stinckwich, Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, Marion Subah, Caroline Sugg, Thiagarajan Sundararaman, Keizo Takemi, Pauline Tamesis, Norihisa Tamura, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Martin Taylor, Yik Ying Teo, Beth Thompson, Ellen T´Hoen, Eloise Todd, Els Torreele, Tahir Turk, Jair Vega, Andrès Velasco, Stefano Vella, Ayesha Verrall, Silvio Waisbord, Linfa Wang, Clare Wenham, Alejandro Werner, Greg Widmyer, Andrew Witty, John Wong, Prashant Yadav, Eduardo Yeyati-Levy, Yik Ying Teo, Cho Young-Shik, Victor Zamora, Darin Zehrung, Wenhong Zhang, Shi Zhengli

Panel and secretariat support

The Panel would also like to thank the following researchers, consultants and sherpas for supporting the work of the panel:

Salma Al Rashid, Eva Barboni and Atalanta team, Jacob Berah, Elin Bergstrom, Olivia Biermann, Beatrice Bonami, Alvin Qijia Chua, Kathryn Dickson, Chuan De Foo, Bushra Ebadi, Cornelia Green, Rosie Hardacre, Victoria Haldane, Ines Hassan, Michelle Hopgood, Tom Hughes, Margaret Jamieson, Anne-Sophie Jung, Abraar Karan, Sachi Kojima, Shaffi Koya, Irene Laochaisri, Rachel Neil, Cody Nolan, Rose Olson, Tristana Perez, Priya Pillai, Elizabeth Radin, Rohit Ramchandani, Omer Saad, Pami Shrestha, Carl Fred Sjoland, Ron Sloan, Leimapokpam Swàsthicharan, Melisa Mei Jin Tan, See Mieng Tan, Monica Verma, Shishi Wu.

Exchanges and Online Submissions

The Panel hosted six Exchange webinars to learn directly from people working on the frontline from around the world people participating in panel discussions with hundreds ‘in the virtual audience’: Nurses on the Frontline, Delivering SRHR in Crises Settings, Youth on the Frontlines, Midwives at Work, The Gendered Impact, Noncommunicable Diseases. The Panel would like to especially thank all of these “frontline” participants for their valuable input. The Panel would also like to thank organizations that helped to bring people together. With thanks to: C40 Cities, the Communication Initiative, the International Council of Nurses, the International Confederation of Midwives, International Planned Parenthood Federation, NCD Alliance, Nursing Now, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, the Pandemic Action Network, United Cities and Local Governments, the White Ribbon Alliance, Women in Global Health and the World Health Professionals Alliance.

The Panel would also like to thank more than 100 experts, groups, officials and advocates, who submitted their valuable input through the online submission system.