Richard Hatchett, CEPI CEO

Japan, UK pledge new funds to CEPI's $3.5B pan­dem­ic pre­pared­ness plan, with eye to­ward fu­ture out­breaks

As Covid-19 nears its in­evitable, slow-to-de­vel­op endgame, the na­tions of the world are look­ing to speed the pan­dem­ic’s end while prepar­ing for what comes next. A high­ly-tout­ed plan from CEPI to tur­bocharge pan­dem­ic R&D has earned the first of what it hopes will be sig­nif­i­cant fund­ing to take that ini­tia­tive for­ward.

With CEPI’s an­nu­al Glob­al Pan­dem­ic Pre­pared­ness Sum­mit just days away, the gov­ern­ments of the UK and Japan have pledged more than half a bil­lion dol­lars to the in­ter­na­tion­al ini­tia­tive as part of a five-year plan to end Covid-19 and pre­pare for fu­ture pan­demics.

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