What The Pandemic Institute will do

The G7 has agreed an ambitious mission to have diagnostics, treatments and vaccines ready within 100 days of a new threat. This recognises that the first 100 days after the start of an outbreak are crucial to changing its course and preventing it from becoming a pandemic.

The Pandemic Institute has been created to accelerate the response to emerging infections. Together with our international partners, the Institute will identify pathogens of pandemic potential before they spill-over to humans, and help countries build their capacity to prepare for and respond to future threats. The Institute will also invest in facilities and research to accelerate the development of diagnostics, medicines and vaccines. And it will improve understanding of how we recover from, and build resilience to, future threats. Across its work, the Institute will adopt a One Health approach, recognising that the health of animals, humans and the environment are closely linked.

The Pandemic Institute solution

Discover how the Institute aims to help the world respond to future pandemics.

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An introduction from the director

An introduction from The Pandemic Institute director, Professor Tom Solomon CBE.

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The story so far

Find out what The Pandemic Institute has achieved since it was launched in 2022.

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The partners

Read about the partners behind this unique academic and civic collaboration.

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Building on strong global links to identify potential threats and build a multi-disciplinary pandemic workforce.


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Developing new diagnostic approaches and drug and vaccine trials, so that the world is ready when new threats emerge.

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Future-proofing society with the tools to start recovering from the disruption of emerging infections.