Vaccines, Variants, and the Future of the Pandemic Response: A Conversation With Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

About the Event

On Wednesday, June 16, Devex will host a conversation presented by GCI Health with the World Health Organization’s chief scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine rollout, how the latest research is developing, and what more can be done to ensure vaccine equity.

Swaminathan was appointed WHO’s first chief scientist in March 2019. A pediatrician from India and a globally recognized researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she brings with her 30 years of experience in clinical care and research and has strived throughout her career to translate this work into impactful programs.

This exclusive conversation with Devex Associate Editor Amruta Byatnal will examine the challenges of combating COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and misinformation, how governments can prepare for another wave of cases amid emerging variants, and what to expect from therapeutics in the months to come.

Time: 9 AM ET | 3 PM CET

Location: Virtual

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021