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Global Equity During Pandemics: Lessons from HIV and COVID for Designing a New Paradigm
Ongoing global Covid-19 vaccine and therapeutic inequities threaten to prolong and exacerbate the pandemic for all countries. As advocates, academics, and policymakers alike call for the U.S. and other wealthy nations to share these lifesaving resources with the world, it is prudent to consider the lessons learned from the HIV pandemic that can be translated into this current moment. PEPFAR and the experiences of HIV health workers offer a roadmap and over 20 years of learnings for implementing vaccine and therapeutic scale-up and delivery efforts in low resource settings. On January 20th, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research grand rounds event will bring together members of the HIV research and advocacy communities to critically reflect upon applicable lessons for approaching Covid-19 healthcare delivery and identify necessary steps for a paradigm shift in how the world responds to global health crises. The grand rounds will include a 1-hour panel discussion between leaders of the global HIV response and a 30-minute fireside conversation between Dr. Tony Fauci and Dr. John Nkengasong. These conversations will be oriented towards practical, timely steps that advocates, academics, and policymakers can take to advance equity in this and future global health crisis. Register today to join us for what promises to be insightful and urgently needed dialogue.

Jan 20, 2022 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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