How will we build back better?
The International Working Group for Health Systems Strengthening presents their first global lecture on the issue of "How will we build back better?" on January 26th, 2021.
Organizer: International Working Group for Health Systems Strengthening
The COVID-19 pandemic was not the first global crisis of the 21st century and it will certainly not be the last. We must learn the lessons, to create a better normal than what went before. Many of the pressing issues that we must tackle in a post-pandemic world include the unequal burden of ill health and unequal access to safe and healthy living and working conditions. The culture of profit at any cost must give way to profit for purpose, based on shared prosperity for all, if a better and sustainable future is to be realised.
The COVID-19 pandemic could be a turning point, restoring faith in science and bringing people together. However, this will happen only if the voices of scientists and healthcare professionals are heard. Politics and health have always been inextricably linked and always will be.
Professor Martin McKee is a Professor of European Public Health and Medical Director at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is also Research Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Past President of the European Public Health Association. He is a member of the Independent SAGE in the UK and a Commissioner on the 2020 WHO Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development. He trained in medicine and public health. Among the highest cited researchers worldwide, he has written extensively on health and health policy, with a particular focus on health in countries undergoing political and social transition.
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