The PAN ASEAN Coalition for Epidemic and Outbreak Preparedness (PACE-UP) is a Center for global health and pandemic prevention in Asia led by a multidisciplinary consortium of North-South and South-South collaborations. Our consortium leverages on equitable Asia-Europe-Africa partnerships to build and strengthen regional and ASEAN-wide capacity and systems to respond rapidly and effectively to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in the region.
The Global Health and Pandemic Prevention Center is located at Vietnamese-German Center for Medical Research (VG-CARE) in Hanoi, Vietnam and receives funding from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through the Federal foreign office Germany (AA).
1. Strengthen the academic sector by providing access to higher education study programs (Master’s module and PhD programs) through scholarships for study in Germany and in the regions and by intensifying local scientific expertise through a North-South and South-South partnership.
2. Develop and sustain multidisciplinary capacity for preparedness in two situations: a) in an emergency outbreak or epidemic situation and b) in the inter-epidemic period.
3. Develop effective communication channels between participating partners to ensure safe and rapid exchange of data between different countries and to network with other regional and global networks on emerging infections and contribute to global preparedness and response efforts.