Global Health Council, Inc.
Global Health Council supported by Global Health Technologies Coalition encourages innovative technologies and approaches to accelerate universal influenza vaccine research and development.
Pandemic influenza is a looming public health threat — as the World Health Organization has
noted, its emergence is a “matter of when not if — with far-reaching consequences.”
The only way that we can take the threat of influenza off the table is with a vaccine that protects against influenza viruses we know and those we have yet to experience. Combatting this significant threat to global health and shortening the timeline for a vaccine will require significant prioritization, collaboration, and investment in new approaches by WHO, member states as well as new partners.
The world needs a universal influenza vaccine to prevent massive loss of life and the extraordinary economic impact that a pandemic would have on our society. Progress has been slow but given the urgency, we need to explore new ways to solve this problem.