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  • 6/23
  • 1:00 PM UTC
  • Online
  • 13 Speakers

The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare systemic inequities that will have to be addressed if we are ever going to build more sustainable, resilient, and inclusive societies. It has shown us that inadequate public-health capacity in one place can become a problem for people everywhere. And it has reminded us that the poorest and most vulnerable always bear the brunt of our collective failures.

In getting back to health, it is critical that these communities be at the heart of our recovery efforts. Society-level crises are occasions for starting anew, rethinking old assumptions, and leveraging human ingenuity and creativity. Tragically, the pandemic has set back the sustainable development agenda in countless ways. Yet by shining a spotlight on issues that can no longer be ignored, and by restoring science to its proper place at the center of our decision-making processes, the crisis can – indeed, must – serve as a wake-up call.

At our upcoming event on global health and development, leading experts will examine the immediate legacy of the pandemic and explore solutions for bringing all communities and societies back to health.

Back to Health: Making Up for Lost Time is a live virtual event that is taking place on June 23, 2021. You can find the agenda and registration form below.

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Speakers

  1. Ann Aerts

    Ann Aerts

    Head of the Novartis Foundation

  2. Seth Berkley

    Seth Berkley

    CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

  3. Agnes Binagwaho

    Agnes Binagwaho

    Former Minister of Health of Rwanda

  4. Gro Harlem Brundtland

    Gro Harlem Brundtland

    Former Director-General of the WHO, Member of The Elders

  5. Winnie Byanyima

    Winnie Byanyima

    Executive Director of UNAIDS

  6. Jo Coburn

    Jo Coburn

    Presenter of BBC Politics Live

  7. Sally C. Davies

    Sally C. Davies

    UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

  8. Angus Deaton

    Angus Deaton

    Nobel laureate in economics

  9. Tom Frieden

    Tom Frieden

    Former Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  10. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    Director-General of the WHO

  11. Julia Gillard

    Julia Gillard

    Former Prime Minister of Australia

  12. Werner Hoyer

    Werner Hoyer

    President of the European Investment Bank

  13. Carl Manlan

    Carl Manlan

    Vice President, Social Impact of CEMEA at Visa

  14. David Miliband

    David Miliband

    President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee

Agenda

  1. Moderator: Jo Coburn
  2. Session One – Preventing the Next Pandemic
    Far from being a “black swan” event, the COVID-19 pandemic was not only foreseeable but actually foreseen by public-health experts. What will it take to ensure that this tragic episode is never repeated?

    1. 1:00PM – Opening Remarks: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization
    2. 1:05PM – Panel Discussion and Q&A with International Media:
      1. Agnes Binagwaho, Former Minister of Health of Rwanda, Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity
      2. Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
      3. Tom Frieden, Former Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives
      4. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee
    3. 1:55PM – Closing Remarks: Seth Berkley, CEO of GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance
    4. 2:00PM – Closing Remarks: Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Director-General of the World Health Organization, Member of The Elders
    5. 2:05PM – Break
  3. Session Two – The Economics of Universal Health Coverage
    Although the idea of universal health coverage is simple, achieving it will be neither easy nor straightforward. How and to what extent should this principle be factored into the broader economic development strategy for low- and middle-income countries after the pandemic?

    1. 2:20PM – Opening Remarks: Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank
    2. 2:25PM – Panel Discussion and Q&A with International Media
      1. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation
      2. Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS
      3. Angus Deaton, Nobel laureate in economics
      4. Carl Manlan, Vice President, Social Impact of CEMEA at Visa
    3. 3:15PM – Closing Remarks: Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia, Chair of Wellcome

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