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Global Health Centre
Thursday
05
November
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Backsliding or building beyond Covid-19? An introduction to the Resumed 73rd WHA

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Online Event, 3pm CET

Join us on 5 November 2020 for an introduction to the resumed 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) hosted by the Global Health Centre and the UN Foundation. This briefing will offer an overview of the key issues facing the Assembly as well as WHA procedures and their implications, and explore how countries are balancing competing health priorities in the context of COVID-19. We will also reflect on the role of WHA as the annual arena in which major global health issues are put on the agenda, debated and decided. How well is the global health community governing itself?
 

 

PROGRAMME

 

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Kate Dodson, Vice President for Global Health, UN Foundation
 

KEY ISSUES AT STAKE AT THE RESUMED 73RD WHA
Zsuzsanna Jakab, Deputy Director-General, World Health Organization
 

INTRODUCTION TO THE RESUMED 73RD WHA
Gian Luca Burci, Adjunct Professor, International Law; Academic Advisor, Global Health Centre
 

BACKSLIDING: COVID-19’S IMPACT ON HEALTH PROGRAMMES AND SYSTEMS

  • Pilar Mazzetti Soler, Minister of Health of Peru

  • Katherine O’Brien, Director of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, WHO

  • Rosemary Mburu, Executive Director, WACI Health, Kenya

  • John E. Lange, Ambassador; Senior Fellow for Global Health Diplomacy, UN Foundation
     

WHA 2025: DOES THE GLOBAL HEALTH COMMUNITY NEED TO RETHINK ITS GOVERNANCE?

  • Felipe Carvalho, Access Campaign Coordinator, Médecins sans Frontières, Brazil

  • Ilona Kickbusch, Founding Director and Chair of the International Advisory Board, Global Health Centre

  • Clemens Auer,  Special Envoy for Health, Federal Republic of Austria; WHO Executive Board Member

  • Suerie Moon, Co-Director, Global Health Centre
     

CLOSING REMARKS
Suerie Moon, Co-Director, Global Health Centre2

 

Biographies

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