Roundtable on Innovation, access and partnerships: COVID-19 lessons learned to prepare better for future pandemics

17 - 18 May 2022 London, GB

17 - 18 May 2022


Chatham House, CEPI, IFPMA


London, GB


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Chatham House in collaboration with African Centre for Disease Control, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) hosted an in-person two days, invitation only, roundtable discussion under the Chatham House rule.

The event examined the lessons learnt so far, focusing on the following themes:

  • Innovation
  • Access
  • Partnering

Two years into the pandemic, everyone who has been involved in the COVID-19 response is still learning everyday how to do more and better.

The world was woefully unprepared for this pandemic and, collectively, we have worked to outrun a virus that has so far proven faster than we have been. SARS-CoV-2 has evolved, persisted, and proved predictions wrong. There are many unanswered questions, and our mutual knowledge is changing and adapting along with the virus.


Rob Yates, Director, Global Health Programme; Executive Director, Centre for Universal Health at Chatham House


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