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