The COVID-19 pandemic and previous public health emergencies have exposed health system weaknesses around the world. Many countries have struggled to deliver essential public health functions - the most cost-effective, comprehensive and sustainable way to enhance people's health and reduce the burden of disease. Building from the consensus in the Italian G20 in 2021, WHO and many of the world’s leading public health organizations and schools have collaborated to develop a roadmap for strengthening the public health and emergency workforce.
The aim of the webinar is to promote the implementation of the Roadmap. Specific objectives are to:
- Launch the roadmap and inform national, regional, and global stakeholders of the tools and resources available for countries to make progress across the three action areas.
- Facilitate high-level discussion, advocacy and engagement with Member States, relevant partners (including development partners), and other national stakeholders to develop a shared approach and joint commitment to put the roadmap in action.
- Engage Member States, public health institutions, schools, faculty, students, and professionals in identifying opportunities for national implementation.