Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ensuring Health Security for a Resilient Mediterranean Region

5 October 2022. From 18:00  To 19:30 | Conference | English | CaixaForum Macaya, Barcelona
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Building upon the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to address the deficiencies of health systems in the Mediterranean region to ensure greater resilience to future crises and achieve significant progress in access to adequate healthcare for all. This dialogue highlights lessons learnt for better prevention and management of future health crises in the region, before discussing priority reforms to improve the overall performance and coverage of healthcare systems in the Mediterranean.

​​​Fadi El-Jardali is a Professor of Health Policy and Systems and the Chairperson of the Health Policy and Management Department (HMPD) at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He is also the Founder and the Director of the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center, the Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice, and the founding member of the MENA Health Policy Forum. His research activities and publications are focused on health policymaking, knowledge translation, governance, performance reporting for health systems and organisations, quality of care, and human resources for health.

The session is introduced and moderated by Rafael Vilasanjuan, director of Policy and Global Development of ISGlobal, and former Secretary General of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Co-organized by the IEMed and the Club of Rome in collaboration with Fundación la Caixa within the framework of the Med Dialogues + 2030 conference cycle.

The dialogue takes place at the Sala d’Actes of the CaixaForum Macaya, Pg. de Sant Joan, 108, Barcelona. Free entrance with prior registration.



Fadi El-Jardali

Professor of Health Policy and Systems American University of Beirut (AUB)

Rafael Vilasanjuan

Policy and Global Development Director Barcelona Institute of Global Health – ISGlobal

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