In October 2021, the Global Network released Global governance for improved human, animal, and planetary health: the essential role of schools and programs of public health, in advance of the World Health Assembly’s November meeting on pandemic preparedness. The paper outlines the following:
- Key roles of schools and programs of public health in responding to the current pandemic
- Additional skills needed by the public health workforce
- Essential requirements for better global governance for health and better response to future pandemics
We call for substantial investment in public health education, training, and research, particularly through schools and programs of public health worldwide as leaders in these areas.