What is the Institute for Global Pandemic Planning? In this short video, researchers across public health, mathematics and behavioural science talk about the new Institute for Global Pandemic Planning (IGPP) at the University of Warwick, which combines world-class expertise to develop comprehensive solutions for global leaders to respond to the health, social, economic and psychological impacts of pandemics. Watch the video presentation 'Pandemics and the future: Institute for Global Pandemic Planning':
The IGPP combines world-class expertise in Mathematical Epidemiology, Public Health, and Behavioural Science to develop comprehensive solutions for global leaders struggling to respond to the health, social, economic, and psychological impacts of pandemics.
Through the Institute for Global Pandemic Planning, University of Warwick aims to rapidly mobilize an interdisciplinary response group of experts to advise governments and establish a robust pipeline of doctoral students to expand worldwide scientific leadership on managing pandemics.
Given the scale of damage caused by pandemic outbreaks, very few governments maintain their own teams of interdisciplinary experts. The community of academics who make up these advisory groups are small, and governments risk becoming over-reliant on a small number of advisors, whose assumptions and approach at a time of crisis significantly shape national policy. The experience of Covid-19 demonstrates that governments everywhere need access to interdisciplinary expertise, particularly from epidemiological modellers, public health academics, and thinkers in behavioural science – disciplines in which Warwick has deep expertise.
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