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Prevent the next pandemic

The Institute for Pandemics is helping to end the COVID-19 crisis—and already preparing for the next global health emergency.

Seen from above, a person wearing a protective gown, gloves and mask leans over a workspace and fills a syringe from a vial.

When will this pandemic end? How can we recover from its devastating effects? And when will the next one begin? The University of Toronto’s Institute for Pandemics is bringing together renowned public health experts to answer these critical questions.

The Institute for Pandemics is helping the world better predict, respond to, and recover from global health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s time to create a healthier future—for everyone.

Adalsteinn Brown, Dean,
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

From SARS to COVID-19, policy-makers have looked to U of T experts to help guide their public health responses with tools like mathematical modelling and novel approaches to disease detection that require input from many disciplines. Drawing on U of T’s esteemed array of experts in fields like clinical epidemiology, biomathematics, and statistics, the Institute for Pandemics is a unique hub for the transdisciplinary work necessary to better prepare Canada—and the world—for future health crises.

A deep knowledge of public health can help us understand and anticipate a pandemic’s impact and properly prepare for new deadly viruses. By supporting the Institute for Pandemics, you can help U of T build a better, healthier future for everyone—one where we can rapidly respond to and recover from pandemics, or even prevent them entirely.

To learn more about how you can support the Institute’s critical work to prevent and prepare for pandemics, please contact the Director of Advancement at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.