The pandemic has had a devastating impact on the most disadvantaged groups, increasing health inequalities. How can public health responses protect the most vulnerable?
COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated health inequalities that pervade our societies. The momentum is there to ‘build back better’. This requires, first and foremost, that we build back fairer.
At this webinar, Professor Clare Bambara set out the findings of her upcoming book (June 2021), "The Unequal Pandemic: COVID-19 and health inequalities", with an emphasis on the ‘lessons for a post covid future’. Subsequent speakers built on this and identified strong examples of ‘investable’ solutions that can instigate further change in the systems and structures shaping our lives.
10:00 - 11:30
- Opening by Ingrid Stegeman, Programme Manager, EuroHealthNet (chair)
- Welcome by Caroline Costongs, Director EuroHealthNet and Dr Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA President
- The Unequal Pandemic: lessons for a post covid future - Professor Clare Bambra, Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University, UK
- Placing health equity at the heart of sustainable response and recovery in Wales. - Dr. Mariana Dyakova, International Health Lead at Public Health Wales, Deputy director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health and Well-being.
- Different approaches in different settings towards building capacity to face future Public Health threats - Dr. Ricardo Mexia, President of the Portuguese Association of Public Health Doctors, Vice-President of the EUPHA Section on Infectious Diseases Control
- The impact and consequences of the coronavirus on disadvantaged migrants and ethnic minorities – What we have learned? - Prof. Bernadette Nirmal Kumar, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and President of the EUPHA Section on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health
- Learning from the Feasibility Study for a Child Guarantee on policies and programmes to address health inequalities aggravated by Covid-19 - Professor Hugh Frazer, Maynooth University Department of Applied Social Studies
- Strengthening participatory processes, control and influence - Ms Elisabeth Bengtsson Regional Developer/Senior advisor, Dep of Social Sustainability, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden.
- Discussion, closing remarks and next steps
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