The COVID-19 pandemic is testing health systems, but we can learn from the gaps it reveals and co-opt the strategies that are working to contain it. Locally Leading the Way invites health leaders and viewers for interactive, real-time, virtual roundtable discussions on how countries can respond to disruptions, maintain essential services, and prevent future pandemics while optimizing sustainable local resources.
Please join the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and member organizations Chemonics, IntraHealth International, Living Goods, Management Sciences for Health, and Pathfinder International for an exciting discussion during the 75th United Nations General Assembly focused on how investments in the workforce now can better position countries to respond to their populations’ health needs in a post-pandemic world.
A Virtual UN General Assembly Side EventWatch the recording As we have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare facilities are critical to the treatment and containment of infections. With a high density of patients and pathogens in limited space, there is a greater possibility for infections to be passed from one person to another. Healthcare facilities must be adequately equipped to deal with outbreaks. However, healthcare facilities across many low- and middle-income countries are ill prepared to thwart the spread of infection.
Join MSH, in conjunction with the office of Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA), for an important discussion on the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and what we can do to stop it, Tuesday, July 16 from 8:30 to 10:30 am on Capitol Hill.AMR is one of the most pressing global health threats of our time—in poor and wealthy nations alike. Each year, more than 700,000 people die from AMR-related infections.
Please RSVP here to secure your place at the event. Global health security has emerged as a top priority for the United States, as well as the international community. Infectious disease outbreaks can devastate communities and have far-reaching impacts on economic growth, political instability, and international development goals. This event will convene key staffers for a discussion on how investments in global health security strengthen public health systems, drive economic growth, and contribute to a stronger and safer United States.
Coming Threats from Pandemics and International Health/Biosecurity
Come hear experts address gaps in preparedness and the major risks ahead.
Coffee, tea, and light breakfast provided.
The event will feature globally renowned pandemic and health security experts testifying to the gaps in our nation’s response plans and identifying specific policy changes and reforms necessary to improve pandemic and international health security response strategies.
Keynote Speakers Senator Thomas A. Daschle, Member, Blue Ribbon Panel on Biodefense
A Pathway Towards Sustainable Action
Protecting the world from infectious disease threats requires that national governments share the responsibility of serving those most in need. But how do countries prioritize their investments in a rapidly changing world?
A Day-Long Symposium on Epidemic Preparedness
Are you ready for the next infectious disease outbreak?
What are the financial, medical, and other risks in low- and middle-income countries associated with major disease outbreaks? What is being done to ensure resilience during public health emergencies? What innovations are contributing to public safety and population health during emergencies?
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Speakers from the public and private sectors and civil society include: Ms. Marian W. Wentworth, Management Sciences for Health