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Emergency preparedness - today and in the future - depends on strong health systems, a resilient, qualified, well-resourced health workforce, and healthy populations. COVID-19 and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) take lives indiscriminately, reinforcing one another and disproportionately impacting the poorest communities around the world and the most vulnerable people in every country. The fallout risks exacerbating inequalities.
In his address to the 73rd World Health Assembly on 18 May 2020, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “COVID-19 is not just a global health emergency, it is a vivid demonstration of the fact that there is no health security without resilient health systems, or without addressing the social, economic, commercial and environmental determinants of health.”
This virtual high-level event will convene global thought leaders to:
This event is hosted by the NCD Alliance, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.