Dear All,

I am pleased to take this opportunity to notify you that the WHO survey on pathogen sharing and access and benefit sharing arrangements, developed as part of implementation of decision WHA72(13), is now available in English at the following URL:

We are keen to receive as many responses as possible, and would greatly appreciate you and your colleagues distributing the link to any relevant networks or contacts you have (including laboratory, academic, government institutions or others involved in pathogen/sample sharing). The survey link will be active until January 31 2020.

I will send a follow up message when the French and Spanish versions are available, which we expect shortly.

A public website providing links to the survey will be available soon on the WHO Science Division website. There is also an email address for those who wish to liaise with us about the data collection process, or have queries: . This is active now.

Thank you for your excellent collaboration and your willingness to participate in and raise awareness of this data collection process.

Kind regards,

Soumya Swaminathan

Chief Scientist