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Financing a Global Public Health Response

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Fri, Oct 16, 2020


As COVID-19 continues to spread, countries around the world are dedicating significant public resources to combatting the pandemic, funding everything from contact tracing to equipment for hospitals to public education efforts. How are countries funding these programs, particularly in resource-constrained environments? Which countries have been most successful and what can be learned from their experience? What risks are associated with the redirecting limited public health resources towards the COVID-19 crisis? How can the international community and the World Bank support country efforts?

Kalipso Chalkidou, Director of Global Health Policy, Center for Global Development
Cristina Valencia, Epidemiologist, World Health Organization
Feng Zhao, Practice Manager, Health, Population and Nutrition Global Engagement, World Bank
Alexander Preker (Moderator), Executive Scholar, Columbia University, New York University, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai