The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) has been working in partnership with key public health institutions (PHIs) to strengthen their institutional capacity, to support them to effectively deliver on their mandates. When PHIs are strengthened, moreover, they will be able to build and leverage innovative partnerships which can effectively position them in the global health architecture.
One such partnership could be the Global Health Security Consortium (GHSC), a partnership between TBI, the Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine and Oxford University. GHSC draws on learning from the COVID-19 response, and advocates for building global public health infrastructure that is “always on” and allows for rapid and regular monitoring of future pandemics and infectious disease outbreaks, builds capacity to manufacture and deploy adult vaccines, and strengthens clinical research capacity.
As such, this panel discussion will bring together a diverse range of stakeholders from across the global health landscape (PHIs, donors, policy makers, etc) and will explore the importance of strengthening the institutional capabilities of Africa’s public health institutions, and how strengthened public health institutions can leverage innovative partnerships to work towards achieving both the New Public Health Order, and global health security.