The Global Health Security Network will be hosting regular webinars throughout the year covering all global health topics.
As a member we want to hear from you on the topics you are most interested in and who you would like to hear from at the fortnightly webinars.
Current Scheduled Webinars
Webinar - Vaccine equity: the defining challenge of our times.
7 May 2021 - 6PM AEST / 9AM BST
COVID-19 has had a huge impact across the world. Over the past twelve months it has become clear that we need to use all legal and public health tools available to get vaccines to those who need them most as swiftly as we can.
Some, however, suggest that limited vaccine supplies are being allocated based on wealth and geography, rather than by science, public health, or human need. The issues of vaccine distribution and “vaccine nationalism" are substantial and highly controversial.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Peter Singer, Special Advisor to the Director General and Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization, to speak about vaccine equity as the defining challenge of our times.
This event is co-hosted with the Global Health Security Network, Australian National University, the Intellectual Forum at Jesus College, and the University of Cambridge ThinkLab.
Keynote Speaker - Dr Peter Singer
Dr Peter Singer is Special Advisor to the Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization. He supports the Director General to transform WHO into an Organization sharply focused on impact at the country level. Dr Singer co-chaired the transition team; was the architect of WHO’s strategy and its “triple billion” target; supports colleagues to guide consistent strategy implementation of WHO’s programme budget, results framework, delivery stock-takes, investment case, and innovation strategy; and provides leadership to the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Wellbeing to strengthen collaboration among 13 multilateral agencies to accelerate the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. Before joining WHO, Dr. Peter Singer co-founded two innovative, results driven, social impact organizations. From 2008-2018 Singer was Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada. From 1996-2006 he was Sun Life Financial Chair and Director of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. He is also Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto.
Webinar 9 - Applying Lessons from Ebola to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tuesday 16 February 2021 4PM EST / Wednesday 17 February 2021 8AM AEDT
The recent Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have demonstrated the importance of a collaborative swift outbreak response that includes building community trust and engagement, combating misinformation, testing, contact tracing, and capacity building.
These principles although important to helping end the Ebola outbreaks are the cornerstone to any outbreak response and are important to understand as we aim to control the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar we will focus on the lessons from the Ebola outbreaks and how they can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic as the global community continues to work to get it under control.
Keynote Speaker - Dr Krutika Kuppalli
Krutika Kuppalli, MD, FIDSA is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina and an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at Emory University and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Kuppalli currently serves on the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Trainee Committee and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Medical Education Community of Practice Mentorship Working Group. She is Vice Chair of the IDSA Global Health Committee and spearheaded the development of a working group focused on Global Health Security which aims to improve clinical care, outbreak response, preparedness efforts and training of healthcare providers as it pertains to high consequence pathogens.