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Vaccination and beyond: Lessons for ending the pandemic from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and the U.S.
2021/10/26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic nears the end of its second year, health systems worldwide continue to experience unprecedented strain, highlighting the need for solutions that make health care more effective, accessible, and affordable. Especially in the Asia Pacific, countries that experienced early success in pandemic management in 2020 now face new conditions that confound their exit strategies to a post-pandemic world.
Governments are encountering obstacles to vaccine procurement, manufacturing, and acceptance, and the emergence of new variants threatens the progress made in managing the spread of COVID-19. What lessons can be drawn from the Asia Pacific and other regions of the world? Looking ahead, the effects of climate change on human health will also challenge health systems in new ways. What health care, economic, and environmental innovations can be deployed to improve global economic and health system resilience in response to these new challenges?
The Reform for Resilience Commission gathers leaders from different regions and sectors to make the pandemic a catalyst for strengthening global institutional commitment to a healthier and more resilient model of global growth, especially in terms of public health, the economy, and the environment. The Asia-Pacific Hub of the Resilience Commission is pleased to partner with the Miller Center, the North American Hub at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and the European Hub at the European University Institute School of Transnational Governance and Cambridge Public Health to present this global, online event on recent successes and challenges in pandemic management.
The event will start with a discussion on vaccine progress in the Asia-Pacific region and the unveiling of the Asia-Pacific Hub’s report on the region’s pandemic responses and vaccination efforts. The discussion will then turn to new ideas for making health systems more accessible, innovative, adaptive and resilient around the world.
This online event is co-sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Hub of the Reform for Resilience Commission; the Harvard Chan School of Public Health; and the European University Institute.