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The EU’s role in a world that is better prepared

Monday, 27 September 2021 | 15:00-16:30 | Room 1

Organised by Wellcome

The EU’s ambitions for a global role in health are well known – but how can the bloc step up and make sure when the next pandemic hits it is better prepared to protect itself, as well as a better partner for countries in the Global South?

This session will explore how the EU can build internal resilience, meaningfully carve out a unique role in the global preparedness agenda, and support capacity building and preparedness efforts with its partners around the world.

Speakers & panellists

  • Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General, DG SANTE, European Commission
  • Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, Deputy Director, African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust
  • Richard Hatchett, Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
  • Obiageli Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative
  • Ilona Kickbusch, Founding Director and Chair of the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies Geneva
  • Dorit Nitzan, Regional Emergency Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe

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