Health Systems and Humanitarian Aid: The Race Against COVID-19
Welcome and wrap-up: Annelies Vilim
Moderator: Andreas Papp
Panel members: Agnes Binagwaho, Christos Christou, Gerald Rockenschaub, Désirée Schweitzer
COVID-19 revealed once more an ultimate truth: nobody is safe until everybody is safe, including the most vulnerable people on earth.
In order to identify lessons learned, this virtual panel will focus on the needs of affected populations, the resilience of health systems and the role of humanitarian aid during and after the COVID-19 pandemic discussing the following topics and questions:
Affected populations in humanitarian crises
- Which groups are affected most by the lack of support and how?
- How to improve the equitable provision of access to healthcare by drawing on the insight and expertise of the humanitarian actors?
- What does humanitarian aid need in the future in order to reach its target population and in particular vulnerable people effectively?
Health systems for the future
- How do health systems in the global north and the global south cope with this pandemic? What could the global north learn from the global south when it comes to pandemic response?
- What is the toolbox that determines resilience of health systems in a crisis like the COVID-19 one – in particular in countries of the global south?
- How can we strengthen health systems worldwide and what are the lessons learned for future health crises?