EcoHealth Alliance Virtual Benefit To Show Why “An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure” In Regard To Pandemic Risk


NEW YORK – April 26, 2021 – EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit working at the intersection of animal, environmental, and human health on a global scale, has warned for years that the next pandemic is just around the corner. That pandemic has come and thrown daily life into chaos for the better part of the last 14 months. However, hope is on the horizon: with effective vaccines and immunity rates on the rise, an end to the immediate threat looks to be coming. But will we be prepared for the next virus that makes the jump from animals to people?

At its annual benefit, held virtually on April 29, 2021 at 8 p.m. EDT, scientists from EcoHealth Alliance and other leading voices will lay out their vision for preventing pandemics, rather than simply responding to them once they’ve begun.

“Pandemics are preventable,” EcoHealth Alliance president Dr. Peter Daszak said. “And the time to start preparing for the next virus to threaten us is before it begins. We hope you’ll join us April 29 to learn more about our vision for healthier people and a healthier planet.”

Hosted by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, EcoHealth Alliance’s virtual benefit – “An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure” – is available to stream here completely free of charge. Attendees will hear from EcoHealth Alliance’s multidisciplinary team of scientists who are at the forefront of the fight against new and emerging diseases like COVID-19. A panel discussion featuring Dr. Daszak, Population Health Partners CEO Clive Meanwell, and Adagio Therapeutics co-founder and CEO Dr. Tillman Gerngross entitled “From the Field to the Pharmacy” will explain how EcoHealth Alliance field research can be used to develop treatments for diseases before they’ve begun to make people sick.

EcoHealth Alliance will honor the law offices of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, for its longtime support of the organization, and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, for its work to fight misinformation and provide scientifically sound health information to its audience.

EcoHealth Alliance thanks Premier Sponsor Population Health Partners and Patron Sponsors Madelyn & Steven Wils for their generous support of the 2021 virtual benefit. VIP tickets are available for purchase here.

About EcoHealth Alliance:
Building on 45 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is the premier nonprofit organization committed to a One Health approach to track the migration of deadly viruses from animals into humans. EcoHealth Alliance research has led to major breakthroughs on the origins and spread of new and emerging diseases like Ebola, SARS, MERS, Nipah virus, and, now, SARS-CoV-2. EcoHealth Alliance works globally in hotspot regions where the threat of outbreaks is highest. Through innovations in research, training, capacity building, and policy initiatives, we develop tools and interventions to prevent pandemics and promote conservation.
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