[Policy debates during the pandemic: WEBINAR 3]
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.
Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, EC
Regional Director, WHO Europe
NLO Goodwill Ambassador
International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe
European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
Roberto Perez Gayo
Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network
Africa Advocacy Foundation
Advocacy Officer, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless
Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Hospital Clínic - University of Barcelona
Member Representative, European AIDS Treatment Group and Project Coordinator, Afrikaherz
Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer, Merck & Co., Inc.
Moderation: Boris Azaïs
Director, Public Policy Europe & Canada, MSD