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Session 6
Rethinking the Pandemic: Where We Are Most Vulnerable

October 19 09:00 – 10:15

(Changsha International Conference Center, 3rd floor, XingshaC)

The COVID-19 has caught all countries unprepared, with shortage of medical supplies and personnel, alarming loss of lives and major disruptions to social and economic life. Vulnerabilities in our public health system is laid bare.

This is not the first time we’re hit by a pandemic. Nor will it be the last. What should we do to make up for the weakness and vulnerabilities in public health so as not to be caught unprepared again when the next hits?

How to improve and strengthen the role of WHO as the core of global public health governance?

Virus knows no boundaries. In a globalized world, every one sits in the same boat in a public health crisis. What kind of international cooperation is needed to tackle a crisis such as the COVID-19?


Surakiart SATHIRATHAI, Director of Boao Forum for Asia&Former Deputy Prime Minister, Thailand

Jagan CHAPAGAIN, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

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