100 Days Mission

The first 100 days when faced with a pandemic or epidemic threat are crucial to changing its course.

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What is the 100 Days Mission?

As shown during the response to COVID-19, the faster we can develop safe, effective and affordable vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics for an escalating infectious disease, the more lives we can save.

The goal of the 100 Days Mission is to prepare as
much as possible so that within the first 100 days that a pandemic threat is identified, the following interventions can be made available, safe, effective, and affordable:

  • Accurate and approved rapid point of care diagnostic tests
  • An initial regimen of therapeutics
  • Vaccines ready to be produced at scale for global deployment

In June 2021, G7 Leaders welcomed the “100 Days Mission’’ (100DM) in Carbis Bay, building on the collaborative scientific efforts which led to the development of Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Vaccines (DTVs) for COVID-19. The 1st 100 Day mission report was authored by scientific, governmental and industry experts drawn from within and beyond the G7. It proposed 25 recommendations to harness scientific innovation and strengthen public and private collaboration that will reduce the time from discovery to deployment of DTVs within 100 days of the next pandemic threat.

In order to deliver on these ambitions, G7 scientific advisers called for the establishment of an International Pandemic Preparedness Secretariat (‘the Secretariat’) to support implementation and catalyse scientific exchange on the progress of the 100DM.

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Mission of the Secretariat

The Secretariat will catalyse scientific exchange and facilitate multidisciplinary engagement in support of the 100 Days Mission and accelerated DTV development. The Secretariat seeks to empower the community of implementation partners to maintain ambition, continuity and accountability towards the achievement of the 100 Day Mission. This will be done through the catalysation of scientific exchange and facilitation of multidisciplinary engagement as well as the production of annual implementation reviews.