Preparing democracies for pandemics - Multilateral Dialogue Geneva
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Research has demonstrated the success of democracies confronting many health challenges, compared to other forms of government: Various studies show a link between democracy and lower child mortality, longer adult life expectancy and reduced mortality i.a. from cardiovascular diseases. However, the performance of democracies in responding to the coronavirus pandemic so far has been mixed. Many countries with the highest cumulative cases of COVID-19 are in fact democracies. Some democracies have been considered as exemplary in the handling of the crisis, while others have struggled to respond appropriately to the pandemic. This webinar will provide the opportunity to discuss which elements best explain the underperformance of many democracies in the coronavirus pandemic and which measures must be taken to make political systems more “pandemic proof”.
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Meeting number (access code): 163 030 4016
Meeting password: HAxPkkAz782 (42975529 from phones and video systems)
Director Multilateral Dialogue Konrad Adenauer Foundation Geneva
Founder and Chair
Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Thomas J. Bollyky
Global Health Programme, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington D.C.
Jennifer Prah Ruger
Amartya Sen Professor
Health equity, Economics and Policy, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice
Chief Adviser to the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Journalist, Le Temps