G-WAC draws on international experience and expertise of three main partners and a broad international network:
The partners contribute complementary expertise in health systems (health economics), virology (diagnostics), bacteriology (parasitology), epidemiology and surveillance, community engagement (social sciences), digital health, and zoonoses.
The partners have strong collaborative ties with FU Berlin (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and Institute of Microbiology and Epizootics) to broaden the research scope of the centre in areas, which are increasingly recognized as critical to generate knowledge to inform the development and implementation of interventions addressing pandemic preparedness from a “One Health” perspective.
Furthermore, the RKI will contribute practical expertise and experience to facilitate the transfer of research results into policy and practice and vice versa.
Finally, LSHTM-Berlin office will contribute its broad expertise and networks. G-WAC involves a variety of international stakeholders (research, policy, society); starting with over 20 partners.