The Covid-19 pandemic was responsible for high but also highly varied mortality and illness, both of which also had major wellbeing consequences for affected individuals, households and communities.
Policy responses to the pandemic also severely disrupted economies and social life and all these together have led to substantial reversals in social and economic progress, especially for poor and vulnerable people in low- and middle-income countries.
In this official-side event at the UN’s 2023 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) organised by the IDS-hosted Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN), we will explore countries’ different responses to these concerns, what mitigating measures were and can be taken in the future, and with what results, and how the WHO’s Pandemic Preparedness Treaty can take account of such needs and learning from the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Chair – Peter Taylor, Director of Research, Institute of Development Studies
- Andrew Shepherd, Director, Chronic Poverty Advisory Network
- Catherine Grant, Research Officer, Institute of Development Studies
- Professor Toby Green, Professor, Kings College London
- Dr Asif Mohammed Shahan, Senior Research Fellow, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development
- Dr Martha Reyes Alvarez, Minister of Health, Government of Nicaragua
- A representative from the Government of Cambodia (to be confirmed)