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President Hoyer’s message to the Back to Health event
Session One – Preventing the Next Pandemic
Far from being a “black swan” event, the COVID-19 pandemic was not only foreseeable but actually foreseen by public health experts. What will it take to ensure that this tragic episode is never repeated?
3:00PM – Opening Remarks: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization
3:05PM – Panel Discussion and Q&A with International Media:
- Agnes Binagwaho, Former Minister of Health of Rwanda, Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity
- Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
- David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee
3:55PM – Closing Remarks: Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
4:00PM – Closing Remarks: Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Director-General of the World Health Organization, Member of The Elders
4:05PM – Break
Session Two – The Economics of Universal Health Coverage
Although the idea of universal health coverage is simple, achieving it will be neither easy nor straightforward. How and to what extent should this principle be factored into the broader economic development strategy for low- and middle-income countries after the pandemic?
4:20PM – Opening Remarks: Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank
4:25PM – Panel Discussion and Q&A with International Media:
- Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation
- Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS
- Angus Deaton, Nobel laureate in economics
- Carl Manlan, COO of the Ecobank Foundation
5:15PM – Closing Remarks: Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia, Chair of Wellcome
In the spotlight
International cooperation is essential to end the COVID-19 crisis, tackle public health and unlock economic and social recovery. Find out how the EIB is helping fight the pandemic and promote sustainable development.
World leaders joined forces at the “One World Protected”- Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) Summit hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and Gavi Board Chair, José Manuel Barroso to pledge their support to the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) securing US$ 2.4 billion, reaching a total of US$ 9.6 billion for COVID-19 vaccine procurement. In addition, donors have pledged US$ 775 million for vaccine delivery.
Supporting healthcare around the world
From a hospital in Morocco to recovery from national disasters, discover how the EIB is helping to improve healthcare services.
The EU and its bank the EIB, supported the construction, renovation and modernization of 16 hospitals in Morocco, with a loan worth of €70 million and a grant of more than €13 million, providing the Kingdom with state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure enabling staff to work in better conditions. Hospital of Salé is one of them.
The new hospital improved regional healthcare and health services thanks to its new infrastructure and modern technical equipment. Furthermore, during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis, the hospital was chosen as a regional reference center to take care of patients with COVID-19. The successful finalization of this flagship hospital demonstrates Team Europe's concrete impact on people’s lives. Discover more about the hospital of Salé in our video!
In 2020, Team Europe provided 200 million to support reconstruction of areas damaged by cyclones Idai and Kenneth with new climate resilient infrastructure. Team Europes support will improve water supply and drainage infrastructure in affected cities, making them more resilient to climate-related risks and extreme events. Find out more here
- Development Bank of Austria (OeEB) and EIB launch EUR 100 million African private sector COVID-19 resilience investment initiative
- EIB confirms climate commitment at ALIDE’s General Assembly of EU, Latin American and Caribbean development banks
- Ukraine: EU enhances its support to infrastructure recovery through new EIB agreement