The Pandemic Fund, now with a new name and logo, will provide the latest progress the Governing Board has made since its establishment on September 8, 2022, to get operational – an important step toward strengthening global health architecture.
This event highlighted the actions being taken to achieve more equitable access to vaccines for developing countries, and emphasize the importance of strong health systems to successful vaccine deployment and the importance of better pandemic preparedness to building resilience against future pandemics.
The most recent data from the report, “From Double Shock to Double Recovery – Implications and Options for Health Financing in the Time of COVID-19” will be presented by its lead author. The report’s latest technical update confirms that the pandemic spared few developing countries the double shock of its health and economic onslaught.
Strong primary health care saves lives and money and makes health systems more resilient and work better for all people. The current COVID-19 crisis exacerbated pre-existing weaknesses and inflicted devastating health and economic costs. However, it also created a once-in-a-generation chance for transformational health-system change. Our new report charts an agenda toward reimagined, fit-for-purpose primary health care. It reflects a renewed understanding of global and local vulnerabilities and opportunities in the post-COVID world. It shows how governments can remake their primary health care systems and how partners like the World Bank can support this vital work. During this event, key messages of the flagship report Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care After COVID-19 will be presented: the “WHY”, the “WHAT” and the “HOW” of the primary health care reform. There will also be discussions on how to take these key messages forward, supporting countries to build back better and stronger. Perspectives from primary health care providers on the ground, ...
A high-level panel featuring Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF, and Axel van Trotsenburg, Managing Director, World Bank explores the need for global solidarity in the battle against the pandemic and the work currently underway with developing countries to prepare for vaccine rollouts.
The World Bank Group is helping developing countries strengthen their response to the pandemic with up to $160 billion in financial support over the next 15 months. What are the challenges on the ground and how are we working with partners to improve health services and speed the path to recovery? Join us live on Friday 10th April at 10am (EST) (14:00 GMT) to hear from a panel of global experts on how the Bank is helping countries in every region respond to #Coronavirus. Ask questions to the panelists now! The event will also stream on the Bank's YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Related Links: Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Live Interview and Panel Series COVID-19 landing page Expert Answers interview with Muhammad Pate
Today, obesity-related diseases are among the top three killers across the globe. Long believed to be a problem exclusive to high-income countries, over 70 percent of the world's 2 billion overweight/obese individuals live in low- or middle-income countries. Faced with increasing disability, mortality, health care costs and lower productivity, obesity is a growing concern for all countries regardless of income level. Join us for the launch of our new report as we discuss the health and economic consequences of obesity. Click here for audio remarks from panelist Sania Nishtar
This is a Facebook Live interview. Watch the replay! Tune in for a conversation about getting to Universal Health Coverage with WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Dr. Christopher Elias, President, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
This is a Facebook Live interview. Watch the replay! Tune in for a conversation about investing in school-based health interventions with Julia Gillard, Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education and former Prime Minister of Australia and Mark Dybul, Co-Director of the Center Global Health and Quality at Georgetown University Medical Center and former Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Hunger and obesity, waste and water scarcity -- food production in 2017 is plagued with contradictions and often seems to lag behind the times. We urgently need to jumpstart a revolution in the way we produce and consume food so that we can feed the world’s population -- without leaving people behind, neglecting nutrition, or degrading the planet. This event will showcase young entrepreneurs and mission-driven leaders who are working to fix the food and agriculture system while creating the jobs and business opportunities of tomorrow. Speakers include Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank CEO; Jehiel Oliver, founder and CEO of Hello Tractor (shared tractor service by SMS in Nigeria and Kenya); Annie Ryu, founder and CEO of the Jackfruit Company (Indian farmers supplying a meat alternative in US market); Nataliey Bitature, founder and COO of Musana Carts (solar powered food carts providing safe food and improved livelihoods in Kampala, Uganda); Kees Aarts, founder and CEO of Protix (producing sustainable protein from ...