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Finding Opportunity in Crisis: How to Use COVID-19 to Build Better UHC Systems in AfricaIn discussion with Former President, H.E. Dr. Jakaya Kikwete, senior African officials, and other global health experts, this high-level webinar focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic underscores a pressing need to implement UHC. Speakers highlight how multi-sectoral collaboration is a pathway to achieving resilient, sustainable, and quality UHC in Africa by 2030.
At the event, Harvard Global Health Institute and The Access Challenge launch the 2020 One by One UHC Report, “Africa Leads the Way: Harnessing Multi-sectoral Collaboration to Achieve UHC.”
This is a webinar for African leadership, communities, and global partners to discuss how cooperation through the COVID-19 response can build the necessary foundation for equitable and affordable health systems for all.
H.E. Amira El Fadil, Commissioner of Social Affairs, African Union
H.E. Dr. Jakaya M. Kikwete, former President, United Republic of Tanzania
Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, Regional Director, Africa, World Health Organization
Dr. Naveen Rao, Senior Vice President, Health Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation
Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Lead and Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
Rob Yates, Head of the Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
Ashish K. Jha Answers Middle School Students' COVID-19 QuestionsShaler Area Middle School students Kathryn Luft and Christian Mendoza spoke with Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, about the challenges facing schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health Crisis on the Northern Mexico Border: Cross-Border Implications of US Immigration PoliciesThere is a growing public health crisis at the northern Mexico border. Immigration policies instituted both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic have directly put asylum seekers and migrants at risk for poor health outcomes. As outbreaks of COVID-19 spread in communities and shelters where asylum seekers and migrants live; the key tenets to infection prevention are nearly impossible to follow. Worse so, healthcare services have been drastically scaled back, leaving minimal resources to care for this high-risk population.
This webinar brings together experts in immigration policy and public health to discuss the growing health crisis on the border. Panelists will discuss the most pressing health needs of this population; how policies and practices in the U.S. and Mexico are exacerbating health risks of migrants; and what action is needed to protect them.
At this event, we launch a new report entitled “A Population in Peril: A Health Crisis among Asylum Seekers on the Northern Border of Mexico”, an outcome of the ‘Public Health Crisis at the Border: The Mexican Perspective’, event hosted in November 2019. It highlights key health issues faced by asylum seekers and migrants along the northern Mexico border; and culminates with a series of recommendations for addressing them.
This event is hosted by the Harvard Global Health Institute and Boston College School of Social Work.
Olga Byrne, Director of Immigration, International Rescue Committee
Megan Diamond, Assistant Director of Programs and Innovation, HGHI
Alejandro Olayo-Méndez, Assistant Professor, Boston College School of Social Work
Thalia Porteny, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts University
Joanna Williams, Director of Education and Advocacy, Kino Border Initiative
Eunice Rendón, Executive Director, Agenda Migrante
Moderated by Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
The Role of AI in the Post-Pandemic EraIn many countries around the world, COVID-related restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the virus are now being lifted. For policymakers, innovators, and researchers who quickly leveraged digital tools and AI as part of the acute response, this could mean re-thinking and pivoting priorities. As the world transitions to the next phase of response and beyond, the question remains: what is the role of digital tools and AI in a post-pandemic world?
In this webinar, we bring together panelists with a diverse range of expertise in AI and data science to collectively think on how we can continue to move through, and forward, in the COVID-19 crisis. Experts reflect on how they foresee their own field of work changing, discuss the obstacles that lie ahead and comment on the partnerships and investments needed to effectively and meaningfully leverage AI for good beyond the pandemic.
Moderated by Kirsten Gagnaire, CEO, Kati Collective.
Founder and Director
AI Ethics Lab
Clinical Research Director, Laboratory for Computational Physiology Massachusetts Institute for Technology
Head of Big Data Analytics
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein