Managing a global health crisis
On Tuesday, May 5th, we held our fourth Aspen Ideas Online session, within the series of debates that we are organizing about our changing environment.
The session was titled “Managing a global health crisis” and Pedro Alonso, Director of the World Malaria Program of the World Health Organization and Professor at the University of Barcelona, intervened as a speaker and was moderated by Laura Padrón, Senior Researcher at GlaxoSmithKline and Aspen Spain Fellow.
Based on their reflections, a group of prominent businessmen, executives, politicians, senior officials, academics and representatives of the third sector discussed how the health crisis caused by COVID-19 is being managed internationally. During the debate, issues related to the possibilities and limits of international cooperation to face the crisis, the role of the World Health Organization and the similarities and differences between this pandemic and those that had occurred in the past were discussed.
We would like to share with you the following readings, recommended bu the speaker for the session:
We believe that the civic mission of Aspen is more important today than ever: we need space for reflection and dialogue about the future of our society, dedicated to analyzing and thinking together about the way out of the current crisis from the perspective of leadership inspired by values and committed to the ideals of democracy.