Legal Preparedness Action Package

Promoting Legal Preparedness as a Critical Capacity for Strengthening Global Health Security


The mission of the GHSA Legal Preparedness Action Package is to promote legal preparedness as a critical capacity for an effective public health emergency response and for strengthening global health security.

How? By bringing countries and key experts together to build a solid foundation and common understanding of the competencies necessary for strengthening public health legal preparedness by developing technical tools to guide and support countries in strengthening their legal preparedness capacity and advocating for greater awareness globally about the role that legal preparedness plays in preparing for health emergencies.

Legal Preparedness Definition

In the context of public health emergencies, legal preparedness is the capability to map, develop, refine, and implement the use of legal instruments across sectors to help to prevent, detect, react and respond to and recover from infectious disease threats.

Contributing Members

Countries/ Governments

Multilateral Organizations

Africa CDC

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

West African Health Organizaton (WAHO)

World Bank

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, formerly OIE)

Civil Society (including Academia)

Brown University

Columbia University

Georgetown University Law Center, O’Neill Institute for National Global Health Law (Co-Lead)

Global Health Law Consortium (GHLC)

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Global Health Centre

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP)

National Singapore University

Université de Montréal

Resolve to Save Lives

Safe Mother and Childhood Research Initiative (SAMOCRI)

Yonsei University

“The world is not ready for the next pandemic…We can be. Pandemic legal preparedness should not be an option or a nice to have. It is a critical component of identifying and responding to a pandemic and making sure that the next pandemic looks very different than the current one.”

Anthony Brown
Resolve to Save Lives at the GHSA LP AP Public Launch

Contact Us

If you would like additional information regarding the events and/or joining the Legal Preparedness Action Package (LP AP), please reach out to the LP AP Secretariat at: