Dr Sonali Kochhar from Global Healthcare Consulting was part of an international multi-disciplinary expert group worked on developing the “Pregnant Women & Vaccines against Emerging Epidemic Threats: Ethics Guidance on Preparedness, Research & Response”. This guidance provides concrete, actionable, consensus-driven ethics guidance on how to equitably include the interests of pregnant women and their offspring in the development and deployment of vaccines against epidemic threats. The guidance has been published in Vaccine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31060949. WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) found the guidance to be timely with regards to the R&D efforts for vaccines against emerging infectious diseases.