Location: Riggs Library
Date: April 12, 2023

Even amidst the immediate colliding pandemics, fiscal crises, and war, the urgency of building a global financing architecture capable of delivering on global public health goods before the next pandemic is growing.

On the sidelines of the International Financial Institutions’ spring meetings, join the O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University School of Health, UNAIDS, and Friends of the Global Fight for a spirited discussion with leading thinkers on the future of health and the global economy, including Winnie Byanyima, United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UNAIDS. Additional speakers will be added.

Glaring gaps in the global financing architecture demand fresh thinking to tackle the health challenges of today, which include continuing pandemics of HIV and COVID-19, while we prepare for a time when climate change will create new health problems. In a world marked by growing inequality that undermines human health and shrinking fiscal space for low- and middle-income countries to respond, fundamental shifts are needed.