Expert Panel: Vaccinating South Asia

Vaccinating South Asia against COVID-19 is vital to save lives and strengthen economic recovery, but many practical issues remain to be addressed.

How can South Asia ensure fair, broad, and fast access to safe vaccines for all its people?

Join their LIVE expert panel to discuss these issues. Submit your questions to before the event and be part of the conversation.


Hartwig Schafer, Vice President for the South Asia Region, World Bank

Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute

Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization

Santiago Cornejo, Director of Country Engagement, Gavi COVAX

Lalith Weeratunga, Principal Advisor to the President and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force for National Deployment and Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine, Sri Lanka

Vinod K. Paul, Member (Health) NITI Aayog, Government of India

Hans Timmer, Chief Economist for the South Asia Region, World Bank

Time: 7:30 AM – 9:00AM EST

Location: Virtual

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021