COVID-19 Exposed Hegemony and Holes in Global Health Governance Moving Past Problems Toward Solutions

Date(s) - Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health in a panel discussion of COVID-19 Exposed Hegemony and Holes in Global Health Governance: Moving past problems toward solutions. This panel will discuss a range of issues exacerbated by the pandemic, including the application of the International Health Regulations (IHR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), maintaining the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), the development and implementation of the COVAX Facility, global COVID-19 vaccine equity objectives, and the development of a ‘Humanitarian Buffer’ to facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccines for crisis-affected populations.


Dr. Paul Spiegel, Director of the Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Former Deputy Director of DPSM at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Dr. Qudsia Huda, Head of Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Unit in the World Health Organization’s Health Emergency Program, Geneva, Switzerland

Kate Elder, Senior Vaccines Policy Advisor, Médecins Sans Frontières Access Campaign, New York, USA

Dr. Jeanine Condo, Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Rwanda and adjunct Associate Professor at Tulane University; Member of the GAVI Evaluation Advisory Committee and the African Academy of Sciences Advisory Committee

Moderator: Dr. Rachel T. Moresky, Director, sidHARTe – Strengthening Emergency Systems & Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship Programs, Columbia University Population and Family Health & Emergency Medicine

Organizer(s): the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Program on Forced Migration and Health

This is open to the Public. Please register here.