(Forwarded from the Public Health in the Arab World discussion forum)
Dear friends and colleagues,
The Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission [http://www.ncdipoverty.org/about] is pleased to invite you to Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries: Closing the Gap for the Poorest Billion. This first-of-its-kind global virtual event aims to spark a new movement around one of the world’s biggest and most neglected health disparities: NCDIs that kill and disable millions of people in the poorest countries.
The event will stream live on Tuesday, 15 September, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm Beirut (UTC+3). Register now [https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N1ES-NafRQilBe8IEuo5HA]
Timed to the launch of a landmark Lancet report providing the clearest picture yet of the burden of NCDIs of poverty, the event will feature lively discussions between political leaders, health experts, and senior multilateral leaders about how the global community can stand in solidarity with the poorest, especially as they face grave risks from COVID-19.
The members of the Lancet Commission hope to shine a spotlight on life-saving and cost-effective solutions for NCDIs of poverty that can be delivered as part of a comprehensive commitment to universal health coverage. We will also launch the NCDI Poverty Network to mobilize greater funding and political commitment for the health of the poorest billion.
I look forward to your participation in this important event.
Zied Mhirsi, MD, MPH
Forwarded by Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA moderator