Global Lecture Series
Established in January 2021, the IWG Global Lecture Series is a series of conversations with global public health experts that have been hosted by the IWG. GLS sessions draw from a range of diverse perspectives on regional and global health systems issues. At the Global Lecture Series, we believe that knowledge is power, and we are committed to promoting global health equity by sharing knowledge and fostering dialogue. Our platform brings together diverse voices from around the world to tackle some of the most pressing health issues of our time. Join us for our next GLS session and be part of the conversation that is shaping the future of public health.
Global Thematic Areas: Leadership and Governance, Environment and Planetary Health, Non-Communicable Diseases
Join us for the Global Lecture Series 2022-24 as we explore the most pressing global health issues. Our three thematic areas of focus – Leadership and Governance, Environment and Planetary Health, and Non-Communicable Diseases – are aimed at bringing together diverse perspectives and breaking down traditional silos to drive progress in public health.
Our dynamic series will feature thought-provoking conversations with leading experts from around the world. We’ll explore innovative solutions, share new research, and highlight best practices for improving health outcomes globally. We believe that by looking at these critical issues through a fresh and collaborative lens, we can drive real change in the world of public health. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to engage with a growing movement of committed actors invested in contributing to the future of global health.
Marali Singaraju and Sabreen Abeedallah
Climate Action through a Rights-Based Approach | May 19 @ 12 pm UTC
Our Work: 2022-24
IWG Global Lecture Series
Topic: Voices from Palestine: Status of Women’s Health
Speaker(s): Dr Ayesha AlRifai & Dr Duha Shellah
IWG Global Lecture Series
Topic: Climate Action through a Rights-Based Approach
Speaker(s): Mr Benjamin Schachter, Ms Selma Bichbich, Mr Lian Zeitz
Global Thematic Areas: Health Systems Readiness and Responsiveness, Health Equity, and Global Knowledge Sharing
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.
Laura Haywood and Ghiwa Nasser Eddine
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