Global Lecture Series

COVID-19 has disproportionately affected certain groups over others, threatening potentially devastating and unintended consequences for already vulnerable health systems. However, the pandemic also presents an opportunity for us to re-imagine health systems that work for all, not just for some.

In 2020-21, each IWG regional team hosted a global lecture session covering themes relevant to that particular region. During these sessions, we were joined by local experts, academics, community leaders, and practitioners to tackle issues spanning from local community responses to international structures of policy, process, and power. Each GLS session was followed by breakout groups and discussions that all attendees can be a part of.

Our Work: 2020-22

IWG EUR Global Lecture Series

Topic: How will we build back better?

Speaker(s): Professor Martin McKee

IWG EMR Global Lecture Series

Topic: Re-imagining health systems in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: A Call for Action

Speaker(s): Dr Fadi El-jaradali, Mr Jad Bitar, Dr Rowaida Al-Maaitah, Dr Shehla Zaidi

IWG AFR Global Lecture Series

Topic: Community Action Networks and Boundary Spanning in Health Systems

Speaker(s): Dr Leanne Brady, Dr Nadia Mayman De Grass, Dr Pamela Silwana

IWG AMR Global Lecture Series

Topic: Health Systems Capacity and Governance: Shaping the COVID-19 Response Across the Americas

Speaker(s): Mr Patricio Marquez, Dr Marcia Castro, Dr Jennifer Nuzzo

IWG SEAR Global Lecture Series

Topic: Health Equity in the SDG era: Perspectives from South East Asia

Speaker(s): Mr Antonio Bonito, Dr Sohana Shafique, Dr Devaki Nambiar

IWG WPR Global Lecture Series

Topic: Food and Nutrition Security: Reimagining responses to Health Emergencies

Speaker(s): Dr Cecelia S Acuin, Mr Daniel G Salunga