Pathogen and benefit-sharing: Where next in the global governance of outbreaks?

The Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute Geneva is hosting an event on "Pathogen and benefit-sharing: Where next in the global governance of outbreaks" on December 8th,2020. 


Organizer: Global Health Centre (Graduate Institute Geneva) 


Event description:

Why is the sharing of pathogens and related information important for global health? Are existing international arrangements adequate and fit for purpose? The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in the global governance of outbreaks. In this public event, we examine one of them—pathogen and benefit-sharing (PBS)—in more detail. At the culmination of a 2-year research project, we will present our findings on the politics and practice of how pathogens and related benefits are negotiated globally and through specific case studies on Ebola-sharing in Liberia and Zika-sharing in Brazil. This event will bring together experts to reflect on the complexity of existing arrangements, assess the need for new arrangements and discuss the opportunities for a way forward in light of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the current climate of global health governance.



  • Anthony Rizk, Doctoral Researcher, Global Health Centre; PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology and Sociology
  • Eero Lahtinen, Permanent Mission of Finland, Switzerland
  • Gian Luca Burci, Adjunct Professor, International Law; Academic Advisor, Global Health Centre
  • Gustavo Matta, Zika Social Science Network, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Brazil
  • Igor Barbosa, Permanent Mission of Brazil, Switzerland
  • Mosoka Fallah, Deputy Director General, National Public Health Institute of Liberia
  • Suerie Moon, Co-Director, Global Health Centre
  • Tolbert Nyenswah, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


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