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A global challenge requires global solutions.

Where We Work

Ending Pandemics works across borders, with a priority on hotspot regions at highest risk for emerging infectious disease, and where trusted local champions and sufficient political will exist to engage in innovative methods to find, verify, and contain outbreaks faster. To date, we have championed projects on six continents working most intensively in East Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. (Activity in North America, Australia, and Western Europe primarily reflects influenza detection and tracking programs.) Learn more

Ending Pandemics continues to assess priority needs and opportunities based on a thorough analysis of geographic areas of greatest risk and limited capacity, but also with an eye to where efforts could be leveraged across borders for greatest impact. The hotspots we focus on include but are not limited to:

  • West Africa
  • Africa‚Äôs Sahel Belt (Western and North-Central Africa, from Senegal eastward to Sudan)
  • Southern Africa
  • East Africa
  • Middle East
  • Southeast Asia
  • South Asia
  • South America

Assessment of geographic priorities is informed by (but not limited to):

  • Membership in the Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) network (
  • Participation in the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), in particular, countries that have a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) assessment (
  • Other official reports, evaluations, and academic studies assessing public health capacity and pandemic risk (e.g., RAND Infectious Disease Vulnerability Index)
  • Recommendations by experts, partners, and external advisors; site visits; and professional convenings