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Debat

Symposium: Health systems in times of crises - preparing for the future / Lessons learnt from the past and the present

Debat — The Masanga Project, IMCC Global (International Medical Cooperation Committee) and the School of Global Health at the University of Copenhagen invite all interested to join our annual symposium.

Info

Date & Time:

Place:
Online on Zoom. In-person ( only for UCPH students) in Chr. Hansen Auditoriet (Auditorium 34.0.01), CSS Campus, Bartholinsgade 4A, 1356 Copenhagen K

Hosted by:
The Masanga Project, IMCC Global and the School of Global Health

Cost:
Free

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The Masanga Project, IMCC Global (International Medical Cooperation Committee) and the School of Global Health at the University of Copenhagen invite all interested to join our annual symposium.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wake-up call reminding us about the importance of a well-functioning comprehensive health system and the inter-dependencies of the global community as it relates to the spread of disease, supply chains and governance of health.

In some settings, health systems have been under immense pressure, stretched thin and even on the verge of collapse. In other places, the nature of the corona transmission, rapid policy decisions and strong institutions have allowed the health system to cope and adjust to the new realities.

This is not the first time we experience a worldwide crisis of this magnitude, and it will not be the last! So the question is: What have we learnt from previous crises and what will we learn from the current one in order to design robust health systems for the future?

Join us in the debate where our invited panel and audience will discuss two concrete dilemmas, we are witnessing at the moment:

  • the declining use and access to health services following the COVID-19 pandemic and;
  • the access to future COVID-19 vaccines.

Both discussions will take a point of departure in a low-income setting in Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, respectively, ending with wider discussions on global perspectives.

We encourage all to take part in the panel debates. Follow the news feed in the Facebook event and this website as we continuously announce the panelists and update the program.

Panelists: To be confirmed

Key-note speech: Professor Ib Christian Bygbjerg

Moderator: Professor Flemming Konradsen

Participation and important COVID-19 measures

Online participation:
Due to the corona pandemic, the event will be live streamed on Zoom. Participants can ask questions through the chat function.

Please register on Zoom for online participation.

In-person participation:
Students at the University of Copenhagen are allowed to participate in-person.

Please register here for in-person participation. 

Please observe the following recommendations if you participate in person:

  • Do not arrive in large groups – if there is a queue when you arrive then wait a bit before you enter.
  • You may sit with your close fellows and friends but please sit one seat apart from people you do not know.
  • It is recommended to wear a mask but not required.
  • There will be masks and sanitizer at the door.
  • The event will take place in the Christian Hansen Auditorium so there is plenty of space to spread out.
  • If you have the slightest symptoms of infection, please stay home and participate through Zoom.

Registration deadline:
Friday 13 November 2020

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