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Collaborative Efforts to Build Resilient Healthcare Systems


T.H. Karl Hofmann, President & CEO, Population Services International
Alejandro Rincón, Journalist, NTN24
Anil Soni, CEO, World Health Organization Foundation
Elisabeth Staudinger, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens Healthineers
Shannon Thyme Klinger, Chief Legal Officer and President of the Moderna Charitable Foundation, Moderna

“We’re trying to have the greatest impact on human health that we can and that includes ensuring equitable access to vaccines.” 

– Shannon Thyme Klinger

“The fundamental agent of a healthcare system is the individual.” 

– T.H. Karl Hofmann

“Doing things in a way that is sustainable and that takes root will really make a difference.”

– Elisabeth Staudinger

“One of the lessons coming out of the pandemic is the risk of misinformation or an infodemic.”

– Anil Soni

“One of the biggest challenges is how to respond to problems in the longer run.” 

– Alejandro Rincón

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • There is a critical need for equitable access to vaccines, especially in low- and middle-income countries, and public-private partnerships play a crucial role in ensuring that vaccines are accessible to all populations, regardless of their economic status. 
  • There are numerous challenges posed by misinformation during health crises like the pandemic. Social media companies and healthcare organizations have the responsibility to ensure that accurate information is readily available to the public. 
  • With the growing impact of climate change on health, there is a pressing need to build resilient healthcare systems. This involves anticipating and preparing for the health risks associated with climate change and ensuring that healthcare infrastructure is designed to withstand these challenges. 
  • Engaging with local communities and leveraging technology and innovation are key strategies to overcome healthcare access barriers. The use of drones to deliver medicine and healthcare services to remote areas is an example of how technology can bridge gaps in healthcare infrastructure and reach underserved communities.