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COVID-19 in marginalised groups

Challenges, actions and voices

The webinar series Policy debates during the pandemic keeps the Gastein-dialogue going during the COVID-19 crisis and addresses burning questions from the viewpoints of the EHFG’s four pillars – public and private sector, civil society and science & academia.

While COVID-19 has affected everyone, it has had particular impact among marginalised communities such as homeless people, LGTBI people, people who use drugs, prisoners, sex workers and undocumented migrants.The third webinar in the series on October 16th 14:00 - 15:30 CET considers how the pandemic has amplified existing challenges among these groups, who already face a high risk of poor health and various barriers in accessing healthcare and support services. The Nobody Left Outside (NLO) initiative recently explained these challenges and issued policy recommendations in a briefing paper for the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development.

The webinar “COVID-19 in Marginalised Groups – Challenges, actions and voices” concluded NLO Week 2020 – a week of online activities focusing on the unmet healthcare needs of marginalised communities. Community representatives, academics and policymakers discuss the impact of COVID-19 on marginalised groups, the gaps and unintended consequences of government responses, and how we can ensure future health systems and recovery measures reach everyone.

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Stella Kyriakides
EC

Stella Kyriakides

Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, EC

Hans Kluge
WHO

Hans Kluge

Regional Director, WHO Europe

Vytenis Andriukaitis
NLO

Vytenis Andriukaitis

NLO Goodwill Ambassador

Luca Stevenson
ICRSE

Luca Stevenson

International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe

Cianán Russell
ILGA-Europe

Cianán Russell

European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Roberto Perez Gayo
EuroHRN

Roberto Perez Gayo

Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network

Denis Onyango
AAF

Denis Onyango

Africa Advocacy Foundation

Alyna Smith
PICUM

Alyna Smith

Advocacy Officer, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants

Freek Spinnewijn
FEANTSA

Freek Spinnewijn

European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless

Jeffrey Lazarus
ISGlobal

Jeffrey Lazarus

Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Hospital Clínic - University of Barcelona

Rosaline M’Bayo
EATG

Rosaline M’Bayo

Member Representative, European AIDS Treatment Group and Project Coordinator, Afrikaherz

Julie Gerberding
MERCK

Julie Gerberding

Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer, Merck & Co., Inc.

Moderation: Boris Azaïs
MSD

Moderation: Boris Azaïs

Director, Public Policy Europe & Canada, MSD

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