Business Fights Poverty Virtual Summit: Health

COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, devastating impacts on the lives, livelihoods and learning of millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable. While efforts have rightly focused on mitigating the immediate impacts, we need to start thinking about efforts to recover and rebuild, because action taken now will have long-lasting effects on people’s well-being and resilience.

The pandemic has exacerbated deep inequalities and fragilities in the current system that have always been there. We as a community have the opportunity and the responsibility to act now to build a better future.

The Business Fights Poverty Virtual Summit Series builds on the success and experience of our recent online conferences, Business Fights Poverty Online 2020 and Business Fights Poverty NYC 2020, to dig deeper into a specific issue over the course of a day.

At this next event they will focus on health access for the most vulnerable, and look at this from a variety of different angles. The event coincides with World Handwashing Day 2020, and we will explore the Day’s theme of “Hand Hygiene for All” in our first panel discussion. We will then move on to self-care and, through our workshop session, we will look at how this can help health systems rebuild after COVID-19.

The day will provide us with the opportunity to collectively set out a vision for what “better” looks like – at the level of society, business and the individual, and spark collaborative action to make this a reality.

Participants will come away with fresh insights and new peer relationships.

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM BST / 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Location: Virtual

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020