As Canadian organizations respond to the impacts of COVID-19 around the world, they are reporting a crisis within a crisis. Alongside the virus, fragile health systems, incomplete data and untrustworthy information threaten to reverse critical gains made in global health and rights and the most vulnerable have become further isolated. How will we respond? How can we do better? Here’s what they told us.
Between March-June 2020, more than 100 organizations shared their reflections on the impacts that COVID-19 has had on their work and operations, as well as recommendations on the role of data in addressing global health crises and challenges. Read the full report here.
This virtual launch of the report invited organizations directly and indirectly dealing with COVID-19 to take part in a discussion on what lies ahead and how we can continue to support the health and rights of women, adolescents, children and their communities around the world.
PART 1. INTRODUCTION – Jessica Ferne, Director, Global Health Impact, CanWaCH
PART 2. WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS – Dr. Helen Scott, Chief Executive Officer, CanWaCH
PART 3. COMMENTS FROM GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA – Jean-Bertrand Parenteau, Director General of Canadian Partnerships for Health and Social Empowerment, Global Affairs Canada
PART 4. REPORT FINDINGS – Jessica Ferne, Director, Global Health Impact, CanWaCH
PART 5. DATA DIALOGUE
PART 6. LAUNCHING THE REPORT: NEXT STEPS – Jessica Ferne, CanWaCH
If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Ferne, Director, Global Health Impact.