15 November 2022: Launch of G2H2 report “Financial Justice for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response”
Geneva Press Club and Zoom webinar
The report “Financial Justice for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response” will be launched by the Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2) on 15 November in Geneva. The report highlights the shortcomings of the international community in redirecting finance to support public health, including the robust funding of pandemic prevention preparedness and response.
While colossal wealth is potentially available to invest on global public health and managing any future pandemics, it is in the wrong hands. The pandemic emergency, with its associated socioeconomic and environmental crises, has revealed that the world is at a critical moment and that business as usual cannot be the way forward. The crisis has “opened a window for a radical redirection” (WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All) which may not be missed: The report by G2H2 proposes to rethink health through an economic and financial justice lens.
The launch event
In a public event at the Geneva Press Club, on 15 November 2022, G2H2 released the report ‘Financial Justice for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response’, bringing a deeper understanding of the unspoken tension between the current international financial architecture and health financing models in the post COVID-19 scenario.
Thomas Schwarz, Geneva Global Health Hub
Eva Wuchold, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
- Presentation of the G2H2 report
Nicoletta Dentico, Society for International Development
Mariska Meurs, Wemos
Baba Aye, Public Services international
- Invited respondents
Isabel Ortiz, Columbia University New York
Owain Williams, University of Leeds
Event moderated by Priti Patnaik, Editor Geneva Health Files, Geneva
- YouTube Video of the launch event: here
The G2H2 research and advocacy project that includes the publication of this report was sponsored by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS) with funds of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany. This report or parts of it can be used by others for free as long as they provide a proper reference to the original publication. The content of the publication is the sole responsibility of the Geneva Global Health Hub and does not necessarily reflect the position of RLS.