photo of CAF Conference - Session 1 with Pablo Bartol (Moderator), Manager for Social and Human Development, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America; Former Minister of Social Development, Uruguay Brian Nichols, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State Beatriz Londoño, Former Minister of Health and Social Protection, Colombia Felicia Knaul, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, University of Miami

Is LAC Prepared for Another Pandemic?

Expert panelists explored the question of Latin America and the Caribbean’s preparedness in the face of a future pandemic. Despite making up less than 10 percent of the world’s population, the region accounted for more than 25 percent of worldwide deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic. The panel focused on the ways in which healthcare policy in LAC shifted during and after the pandemic, as well as the outcomes from pandemic policy implementations. 

Anastasia Chacón González

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Time to Engage: Mobilizing the Private Sector for Health Emergencies Response and Recovery in the Americas

The Western Hemisphere has been deeply affected by the Covid-19 crisis, which has countless consequences, but also offers the opportunity to develop more robust health systems. Mobilizing resources on a larger scale than previously expected from public and private sources will foster long-term sustainability and resilience of health systems, especially in the face of a health crisis.

Ethan Knecht

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