How Will COVID-19 Reshape Public Health Leadership in the Future?

October 20, 2021 - 12:15pm

Join us on Wednesday, October 20th, during the 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health, for a virtual satellite session, co-chaired by Dr. Tereza Kasaeva, Director of the World Health Organization Global TB Programme, and Dr. Alaine Umubyeyi Nyaruhirira, Principal Technical Advisor for Laboratory Services at MSH, and featuring Marian W. Wentworth, President and CEO of MSH.

The social and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme but relevant example of the types of challenges public health leaders face today. Its disruptive force and life-altering impacts were unexpected, and it exposed and exacerbated the weaknesses and inequity in health systems. The exponential expansion of the pandemic catapulted COVID-19 to the top of national and international priority lists, but suboptimal containment has cast doubt on our pandemic preparedness and ability to respond. 

COVID-19 has also reversed public health gains made over the last decade, particularly in TB, MDR-TB, and HIV control. Over 90% of countries have reported disruptions in essential health services and 51% in TB services. 

Join global leaders as they discuss innovative public health leadership and investment strategies to overcome COVID-19, prevent new pandemics, and protect gains in TB, MDR-TB, HIV, and lung health.

Featured Speakers: 

  • Sergio Carmona, Chief Medical Officer, FIND

  • Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director, STOP TB Partnership

  • Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Rwandan Ministry of Health

  • Dr. Eliud Wandwalo, Head of TB, The Global Fund

  • Marian W. Wentworth, President and CEO, MSH

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