The Lancet Commission on lessons for the future from the COVID-19 pandemic provides a comprehensive investigation, analysis, and response to COVID-19. The videos series offers a background to the Commission and the key findings after two years of research. The recommendations are divided into three main areas. First, practical steps to finally control and understand the COVID-19 pandemic. Second, realistic, feasible, and necessary investments to strengthen the first line of defense against emerging infectious agents in countries by strengthening health systems and widening universal health coverage. Third, ambitious proposals to ignite a renaissance in multilateralism, integrating the global response to the risk of future pandemics with actions to address the climate crisis and reversals in sustainable development.
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The course contains recordings of 6 webinars held virtually by Jeffrey Sachs and the Center for Sustainable Development of Columbia University. The videos are available for free in the SDG Academy Library.
This course is for
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in virology and public health
Policymakers and professionals who are interested in the Commission’s recommendations for the future on how to prevent or confront future global health emergencies, most importantly by strengthening WHO as the core pillar of global policy
Development practitioners who want to understand the broader context of public health