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Gastein goes online with NLO


16 Oct 2020 14:00




Policy debates during the pandemic

Event Description

The webinar series Gastein goes online: Policy debates during the pandemic continues! This time we have joined forces with the Nobody Left Outside (NLO) initiative, for a webinar on Friday 16 October at 14:00 CET marking the culmination of the NLO Week 2020. The webinar, under the headline COVID-19 in marginalised groups – challenges, actions and voices will feature high-level decision makers from WHO and other institutions as well as community representatives.The full line-up of speakers and the registration link can be found here.

While COVID-19 has affected everyone, it has particularly impacted marginalised communities such as homeless people, LGTBI people, people who use drugs, prisoners, sex workers and undocumented migrants. The pandemic has amplified existing challenges among these groups, who already face a high risk of poor health and various barriers in accessing healthcare and support services. The Nobody Left Outside (NLO) initiative recently explained these challenges and issued policy recommendations in a briefing paper for the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development.

In this interactive webinar, NLO civil society participants, academics, policymakers and attendees will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on marginalised groups, the gaps and unintended consequences of government responses, and how we can ensure future health systems and recovery measures reach everyone. We hope to see you there!

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