EHS-COVID (12) Invitation to Webinar: Reclaiming Comprehensive Public Health

3 November, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to invite you to an event co-organized by the health systems governance collaborative, the collectivity, uhc2030, and the covid/coronavirus ethics group on 6th November, Friday at 13:00 CET (UTC+2).

In this interactive webinar, we will draw on the recent BMJ Global Health publication Reclaiming Comprehensive Public Health ( We will explore what such a ‘reclaim’ would require. What would effective public health in a protracted pandemic such as the COVID-19 amount to, in terms of co-operation, communication, participatory decision-making, and action that safeguards the Siracusa principles, respect for human rights, and local-level realities and capacities? What impact do over-centralized, top-down, coercive approaches have on public health and what deficiencies can it lead to in the management of COVID-19? What have we learned from COVID-19 and other pandemics of the type of public health approaches that will be more effective to meet 21st-century challenges, not just regarding pandemics, but also for the crises relating to climate, food, energy, social inequality, and conflict that threaten health?

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Ateeb Ahmad Parray | Global Health Researcher

Country Director: STAR Scholars Network

Visiting Fellow: The Center of Excellence for Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Ambassador: Master of Public Health Programme, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University |

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HIFA profile: Ateeb Ahmad Parray is a Fellow at the BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health in Bangladesh and has a professional interest in health policy and systems research, qualitative research, gender and intersectionality, women empowerment etc. Email address: ahmad.ateeb101 AT