Emerging Zoonotic Diseases and Planetary Health: Stopping the Next Pandemic Before It Starts

COVID-19

CONFERENCE CALL

Emerging Zoonotic Diseases and Planetary Health: Stopping the Next Pandemic Before It Starts

Author(s)
Melissa Stevens
Melissa Stevens
Executive Director, Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy

Emerging Zoonotic Diseases and Planetary Health: Stopping the Next Pandemic Before It Starts

Thursday, August 27 | 8 am PDT

The human and economic toll of COVID-19 has shocked the world into an awareness of the dangers and implications of zoonotic diseases — defined as diseases that transfer from animals to humans, sometimes with devastating consequences. Unprecedented environmental pressures including biodiversity and ecosystem loss, wildlife consumption and trafficking, climate change, and intensive land development and farming techniques have put human populations closer than ever to wild and domestic animals, providing new opportunities for disease spillover to occur.

To respond to the immediacy of COVID-19, and prevent future global pandemics, a new systems-based approach is needed — one that incorporates equity, sustainable development, environmental protection, food nutrition and security, and public health. Join the Milken Institute as we convene experts across sectors to identify ways to ensure truly sustainable planetary and public health. View video of the conference call on our website.


Moderator
melissa-stevens

Melissa Stevens
Executive Director, Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy

 

Panel Experts and Speakers
Simone Friedman headshot

Simone Friedman
Head of Philanthropy and Impact Investment, EJF Philanthropies

 

headshot of Eric Goode

Eric Goode
Conservationist; Director, "Tiger King"

 

Mark Smolinski headshot

Mark Smolinski
President, Ending Pandemics

 

Gunhild A. Stordalen headshot

Gunhild A. Stordalen
Founder and Executive Chair, EAT
 

Published August 13, 2020