Ending Pandemics: A Session at the 2017 Skoll World Forum

Our Pandemics team will be hosting an Ecosystem Event at this year’s Skoll World Forum.

Moderated by our Chairman Dr. Larry Brilliant, the panel features experts recognized in the field of global health discussing how effective global and local collaboration can prevent the next pandemic.

In addition to our Chief Medical Officer and Director of Global Health Threats, Dr. Mark Smolinski, panelists include:

Dr. Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust
Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
Channé Suy Lan, Regional Lead, InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia
Dr. Suwit Wibulpolprasert, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Health, Thailand

The world knows all too well that no one is safe from the threat of emerging infectious disease and that the scale and devastation posed by a pandemic could reach millions of people, costing the world more than $60 billion.

It will take a concerted effort to prevent that from happening. From social entrepreneurs working on the frontlines of health to those working in technology and innovation, this work goes beyond traditional partnerships.

While the session is at full capacity, we will be sharing a video and recap blog post following the session.

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PBS Newshour: Stamping out smallpox is just one chapter of his Brilliant life story

Our Chairman, Dr. Larry Brilliant continues his discussion with PBS Newshour special correspondent, Fred de Sam Lazaro, looking back at his career and current work identifying today’s global threats.

In the segment, which ran on PBS Newshour on March 9, Larry shares more about his days in the San Francisco hippie scene and his work as one of the world’s leading disease fighters who helped eradicate smallpox. He also gives a nod to the work of the pandemics team here at Skoll Global Threats Fund working to end pandemics.

You can watch the full segment at this link: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/videos/#209296

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