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Director James Orbinski Co-Chairs Global Public Health at The Recovery Summit

Director James Orbinski Co-Chairs Global Public Health at The Recovery Summit


Published on September 16, 2020

In support of the Dahdaleh Institute's call for a global response to COVID19, Director James Orbinski Co-Chaired the Global Public Health sessions at The Recovery Summit. Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, opened with Special Remarks, followed by statements from and a panel of global health leaders.


Special Remarks

Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus (Director General, World Health Organization)

Co-Chair, Global Public Health, and Moderator

Dr. James Orbinski ( Summit Co-Chair, Director, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University )

Idea Pitches

Dr. Ramesh Rajasingham (Acting Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations OCHA)
Dr. Jane Philpott (Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University)
Dr. Alan Bernstein (President & CEO, CIFAR)
Dr. Sam Nutt (Founder, War Child Canada, War Child USA)

High-Level Response Panel

Dr. Christos Christou (International President, Médecins sans Frontières)
Dr. Steven Hoffman (Lead, UN Research Roadmap for COVID-19 Recovery,
Director of the Global Strategy Lab)
Dr. Ilona Kickbusch (Founder and Chair, Global Health Centre, Geneva)


From the Global Public Health Brief prepared for The Recovery Summit:

In an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, human security means that global health is necessarily the responsibility of all countries, requiring long term, predictable, flexible and sustained financing based on global solidarity. We believe this should be rooted in principles of Human Security...

Click here for the full briefing.



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