Beyond being a health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has quickly become a global economic and social crisis of unprecedented scale, impacting the lives and livelihoods of billions of people. Even as positive news of vaccine trials and rollouts breaks, it appears increasingly likely that the virus will become endemic and continue to put health systems around the world – and by extension the societies that rely on them – under pressure for years to come.
Against this backdrop, the Rt Hon Helen Clark and Rob Yates will discuss the mutually dependent relationships between universal health coverage, health security and building resilient and prosperous societies. How can flexibility and adaptability be integrated into healthcare systems as governments aim to ‘build back better’? As many of the world’s universal health systems have emerged from crisis situations might the the COVID-19 pandemic catalyse progress towards achieving universal health coverage and, if so, where? And how can political leaders more effectively plan, finance and implement such healthcare reforms?
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