Social inclusion must be at the core of national and international strategies to contain COVID-19
Historically marginalized and vulnerable identity groups must not be left outside of public health efforts or the pandemic will continue to spread. At the same time, economic programmes that address the economic consequences of COVID-19 need to address the hardships that migrants and fragile populations face during a crisis. After a decade of global poverty levels dropping, this trend is expected to reverse this year. Therefore, leadership initiatives, multifaceted research, advocacy and practice is more relevant than ever. Club de Madrid, the largest forum of democratically elected Heads of State and Government and UNITE, a global network of around 120 parliamentarians to end infectious diseases as a global health threat, organise this Live Discussion to exchange views on how policymaking related to COVID-19’s consequences can include a social inclusion dimension.
Helen Clark – Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and WLA-Club de Madrid Member;
Zlatko Lagumdzija – Former Prime MInister of Bosnia and Herzegovina and WLA-Club de Madrid Member;
Ricardo Baptista Leite MD – Member of the Portuguese Parliament; Founder & President of UNITE Global Parliamentarians Network to End Infectious Diseases;
Rosette Christine Mutambi – Member of Parliament, Uganda; Founder HEPS Uganda and Member of UNITE.
Join our webinar on “Inclusive Governance to #LeaveNoOneBehind during and after COVID-19” already next Thursday, July 2nd, 10 pm CET. Live Stream deatails to follow.