The Prime Minister has announced the plans for a new ‘Global Pandemic Radar’, which aims to identify and track new coronavirus (COVID-19) variants and emerging diseases around the world. The announcement has come ahead of the Global Health Summit hosted by Italy and the EU. It is expected that the ‘pathogen surveillance network’ will allow health systems to be protected and lives saved early on in the development of the virus, helping to prevent future pandemics of the current scale. World Health Organization (WHO) will lead the work with the UK, Wellcome Trust, as well as other partners and nations to develop the surveillance network and it is expected that the network will be up and running before the end of 2021. On 20 May 2021, the Prime Minister also spoke to WHO and Wellcome Trust to agree the next steps ahead of G7.