Since 2015, the international community has been working towards implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which is designed to pre-empt, tackle and solve the challenges, inequalities and disparities that have been laid bare by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic threatens to achieve the 2030 Agenda’s goals and targets. The effects of COVID-19 have set back progress in many countries, erasing hard-won gains. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the longstanding structural drivers of health inequities, such as precarious and adverse working conditions, growing economic disparities and restricted political decision-making processes in public health. The effects of COVID-19 have set back progress in many countries, erasing hard-won gains. As the World Bank Group reported earlier this year, for the first time in two decades there is likely to be a significant increase in poverty as tens of millions of people slip back down the economic ladder. The MMS Symposium examines the key structural determinants that have contributed to the disproportionate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginalised and other groups, beyond the proximate drivers of the current crisis. It will further discuss the potentials of the concept of ‘Health for All’ as well as the international treaty on pandemic prevention and preparedness which will be discussed at the Special Session of the World Health Assembly in November 2021.

4 November 2021
2:40 pm

Volkshaus Basel

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