• It is a World Health Organisation (WHO) initiative to improve the disease pandemic preparedness.
  • PRET focuses on improving pandemic preparedness for groups of pathogens based on their modes of transmission.
  • PRET operates under the aegis of the International Health Regulations (IHR), which is a critical international legal instrument for managing public health emergencies.
  • PRET recognizes three tiers of systems and capacities relevant for pandemic preparedness:
    • those that are cross-cutting for all or multi-hazard,
    • those that are relevant for groups of pathogens, and
    • those that are specific to a pathogen.
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