Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework
What is the PIP Framework?
The PIP Framework brings together Member States, industry, other stakeholders and WHO to implement a global approach to pandemic influenza preparedness and response. Its key goals include: to improve and strengthen the sharing of influenza viruses with human pandemic potential; and to increase the access of developing countries to vaccines and other pandemic related supplies. The Framework was developed by Member States. It came into effect on 24 May 2011 when it was unanimously adopted by the Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly.
Partnership Contribution High Level Implementation Plan II (HLIP II)
WHO strengthens countries’ capacities to prepare for the next influenza pandemic with the Partnership Contribution, an annual US$ 28 million contribution to WHO from influenza vaccine, pharmaceutical and diagnostic manufacturers that use the WHO GISRS. In 2013, WHO issued the first five-year, high-level Partnership Contribution Implementation Plan 2013-2016 (HLIP I). The second plan (2018-2023) will build on achievements and lessons learnt from implementing HLIP I. To learn more about the process to develop this plan and how you can get involved click on the following link.
Partners have contributed US$125 million to improve pandemic preparedness capacity
25 July 2017 –To date, manufacturers have contributed over US$ 125 million to WHO under the WHO Partnership Contribution (PC). These funds have been used to improve laboratory and surveillance capacity, carry out burden of disease studies, improve risk communications, plan for deployment of pandemic products, and boost regulatory capacity. To learn more about how these funds have been used to improve pandemic preparedness see the following links.
400 million doses of pandemic vaccine secured for next pandemic
25 July 2017 - WHO has concluded 11 SMTA2 benefit sharing agreements with vaccine and antiviral manufacturers. The commitments made under these agreements will provide real-time access by WHO to an estimated 400M doses of pandemic vaccine and 10M treatment courses of antivirals for use by countries in need during the next pandemic. WHO has also signed one agreement with a diagnostic manufacturer, securing 250K diagnostic kits use during the next pandemic.
Influenza virus sharing, conducted by the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), is vital to global pandemic preparedness. The sharing of viruses facilitates pandemic risk assessment, the development of candidate vaccine viruses, updating of diagnostic reagents and test kits, and surveillance for resistance to antiviral medicines.
The PIP Framework established a Benefit Sharing System that includes an annual Partnership Contribution (PC) to WHO from influenza vaccine, diagnostic and pharmaceutical manufacturers using the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS).
- Partnership Contribution Main Page
- Partnership Contribution Video
- Partnership Contribution Collection
- Partnership Contribution Implementation
- Partnership Contribution High Level Implementation Plan II (HLIP II)
- Critical Path Analysis: From Detection to Protection
- PIP Partnership Contribution Implementation Portal
Genetic Sequence Data
PIP Framework section 5.2.4 requests the Director-General to consult with the PIP Advisory Group on the best process for further discussion and resolution of issues related to the handling of the genetic sequence data (GSD) of influenza viruses with pandemic potential, under the Framework. For more information on the work of the PIP Advisory Group on GSD see the following link.
Standard Material Transfer Agreements 2 (SMTA2)
Implementation of Decision WHA70(10), paragraph 8b
At the 70th World Health Assembly, held in May 2017, Member States requested the Director-General:
"...regarding the PIP Framework Review Group’s recommendations concerning seasonal influenza and genetic sequence data, to conduct a thorough and deliberative analysis of the issues raised, including the implications of pursuing or not pursuing possible approaches, relying on the 2016 PIP Framework Review and the expertise of the PIP Advisory Group, and transparent consultation of Member States and relevant stakeholders, including the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System."
WHO is working to implement this decision and will regularly update Member States and stakeholders on progress.
Information and Communication Materials
Collaboration with SCBD and other international organizations
Consultation on the implementation of WHA70(10)8(b)
6 - 7 November 2017 PIP Advisory Group meeting
8 - 10 November 2017
PIP Framework Secretariat