Pandemic preparedness

Global position statement on pandemic preparedness

Key takeaway messages
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has reaffirmed the value of science and the importance of a robust innovation ecosystem that drives scientific advances to the benefit of patients and society.

  • At BMS, we aim to contribute to a world that is better prepared to prevent and respond to pandemics, minimizing loss of life and livelihoods for communities globally. We are committed to working with governments and all stakeholders, including patients and healthcare professionals, to help ensure that equitable preparedness and response systems are put in place and maintained to be better prepared for the next public health emergency.

  • BMS supports pandemic preparedness that encourages a thriving innovation environment made possible thanks to unimpeded and swift access to emerging pathogens and a research and development (R&D) ecosystem supported by a tried and tested intellectual property framework.

  • BMS believes that to better respond to future health emergencies, we must address ongoing inequalities in access to care and invest in efforts to strengthen healthcare systems. BMS supports policy solutions that prepare for the next public health emergency.