Benefit Sharing

The PIP Framework provides a structured and transparent system for sharing benefits arising from the sharing of influenza viruses with pandemic potential.

The Framework establishes a Benefit Sharing System that is composed of two primary elements - the Partnership Contribution and the Standard Material Transfer Agreement (SMTA) 2. These two elements allow benefits to be made available to countries based on public health risk and need.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Laboratory and surveillance capacity building
  • Regulatory capacity building
  • Risk communication training
  • Advance donation and reserve agreements for real-time access to pandemic response products

For more information on the two primary elements of the PIP Framework Benefit Sharing System, please click on the relevant links below.

Advisory Group

Next meeting
8 - 10 November 2017

PIP Framework Linkages

Information on WHO’s collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and other relevant international organizations can be found at the following link: This page also contains the Secretariat’s study: Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and Pathogen Sharing: Public Health Implications, which is available in all WHO official languages.

Contact information

PIP Framework Secretariat