COVID-19 and the world’s vulnerable communities – a live webcast

Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:00to13:30

How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting developing countries around the world? Are frontline health workers equipped to deal with the crisis? What are the most constructive approaches to an effective global response? How does international aid play an effective role now – and in a post-COVID-19 world?

Join the McGill School of Population and Global Health for a special webcast in partnership with McGill’s Alumni Association featuring a panel of international health experts and get the perspectives of leaders from the frontlines as well as development institutions like the World Bank.


Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor at the University of Global Health Equity, Senior Advisor to the World Health Organization Director General, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, former Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID.

Dr. Patricio V. Marquez, former Lead Public Health Specialist, World Bank Group, coordinating the Global Tobacco Control Program and the Global Mental Health initiative.

Dr. Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Joanne Liu, MDCM’91, IMHL’14, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Montreal, Professor of Clinical Medicine at McGill, former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières.

Moderators: Dr. Timothy Evans, Inaugural Director and Associate Dean of the School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill, and Derek Cassoff, Managing Director, Communications, McGill Advancement.


Watch the webcast live on YouTube. A recording will be made available at the same link shortly after the webcast.

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