Ending Pandemics provides scientific, technical and financial support to find, verify, and contain outbreaks faster in emerging disease hotspots. We apply technology, build local capacity, and work across borders – both geographical and sectoral.
Because sixty percent of infectious diseases found in humans are contracted from animals, the only way to ensure a pandemic threat is averted is to take a One Health approach.
Ending Pandemics captures early signals of diseases in animals and humans to prevent and/or limit it from spreading. Our efforts to monitor and prevent a pandemic threat require working with physicians, veterinarians, government officials, environmentalists, and others.
Our holistic user-centered approach generates solutions that are locally created, accessible to all, and sustainable with local resources after a catalytic investment.
This work is emboldened by evidence that the earlier we can detect a disease and the faster we can notify communities about it, the fewer lives and livelihoods will be lost.
Impact: How We Measure Progress
Our progress in improving disease surveillance in animals and humans should lead to:
- An increase in the number of outbreaks reported
- A decrease in the time to detect any outbreak
- A decrease in the time to verify any outbreak
We have conducted pilot studies in 28 countries to assess the feasibility of collecting these metrics.