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How to prepare for the next pandemic

COVID-19 won’t be the last pandemic, but is the world prepared for the next one? COVID-19 exposed underlying vulnerabilities in public health systems that made them less resilient to acute threats than expected. The learning: there’s much work to be done. McKinsey partner Matt Craven, and senior partners Matt Wilson and Lieven Van der Veken, identified four areas where governments can focus their efforts to build greater confidence in readiness. Learn more about this strategic approach to managing future threats, and dive deeper with these insights on vaccine innovation and resilience, boosting COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Africa, improving social determinants of health, strengthening the public health workforce, and more.

Measuring preparedness: Are public health systems ready for the next pandemic?

Federal funding may boost social determinants of health infrastructure

Beyond the numbers: Creating a more diverse future for health

Building greater resilience in vaccine manufacturing

A data-driven approach to addressing COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Africa

The gathering storm: The affordability challenge of endemic COVID-19

Tracking public-health outcomes across the United States

Care for the caretakers: Building the global public health workforce

Pandemic to endemic: Where do US public-health systems go from here?

In sickness and in health: How health is perceived around the world