Cov360 June Newsletter
A Conversation on Racial and Health Injustice Thursday, 18 June
Dr Keshavjee, recipient of the Gandhi King Ikeda Peace Award will discuss the major upheaval concerning civil liberties and public health.
We provide incisive up to date and easy to read reports and video analysis that cover the social determinants that makeup health.
Build Back Better
Health, ecological concerns, and sustainability are interconnected issues which require a holistic approach.
“It is only a matter of time before economics makes room for nature,” Partha Dasgupta. Is it time to prove him right?
Guest Speakers Quotes
“We need to work a lot more with countries in the global south to understand what the real needs are, to understand what the real gaps are in order for us to provide solutions through education and research.” Dr Velislava Petrova
“The world has changed tremendously. Just to put these things very very bluntly, 70% of the UN Security Council Agenda is about Africa issues and there is not and there is not a representative of Africa on the UN Security Council.” H.E. Prof. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
“When we talk about the impact this crisis is having on low-income countries … people that are living with deprivation of resources, they do not allow them to have even basic services, basic income, basic food, so we should never forget that.’ Prof. Borja Santos Porras
Help us to help others cope and understand the COVID-19 by sharing advice, expertise, and analysis with the world.
For the Live Cov360 launch the panel considered why community building is essential, disaster risk reduction concerning natural hazards, the widespread economic impact of COVID-19, and the science behind new coronavirus research.
For the second live event on the potential impact of COVID-19 in the global south panellists considered debt and the financial impact of a loss of tourism, trade, blended educational and medical models, and how to promote entrepreneurship.
A Global Perspective
The global coronavirus pandemic shines a spotlight on the World Health Organization (WHO). This pivotal organisation with a broad mandate, public health, is under increasing
The global response to the coronavirus reinforces the UN’s vocational values of multilateralism, solidarity, constructive analysis and collaboration from all levels of society: from citizens to governments learning from each other and applying recovery measures.
With the challenges of existing health issues, the inability to access healthcare quickly, and the risk of transmission from people working in urban areas, if the transmission of COVID-19 continues to escalate, this may spell yet another disaster for the indigenous people.
United People Global for supporting Cov360
“It is essential to assist individuals who are passionate about building a positive future. “Ordinary” people are capable of “extraordinary” things when we work together.” Yemi Babington-Ashaye
What’s Coming up?
– Mediation in the Present Moment with Dr Keshavjee – 18 June
– A Live panel discussion on Diagnostics, Immunology, and Epidemiology in July
– Project 2.0 Details TBC
– Launch of the Cov360 Community page
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The purpose of our charity is to advance education concerning public health to reduce environmental and social risk factors, by accelerating individual and collective knowledge of the social determinants that make up health.
Cov360 officially launched April 9 2020. We are a ‘network of publics’ made up of post-graduate level volunteers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, IE Business School, University College London, Kings College London, and the University of East Anglia, plus many other institutions from around the world.
The Cov360 team come from 25 nationalities around the globe. We speak over 22 languages. In the future, we hope to have content in languages other than English. We are from the healthcare sector, humanitarian practice, international governance organisations, and academia, among other innovation-based backgrounds.
We share experience, expertise, and constructive analysis to help you through this pandemic, from preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery, we exist. Through building a network of trust to help reinforce the WHO guidance in our communities.
As a charity, we help to advance education concerning the social determinants that make up health. That includes ensuring that preparedness is readiness now and in the future. The underlying ambition of Cov360 looks to the future to enhance global wellbeing inspires us to transform this crisis into an opportunity.
To help us think about what kind of recovery we want, a quote from the poet, Raines Maria Rilke;
“Now, even for humans, there are only bars and no world behind millions of bars. Once, albeit outside, in the old open that grew around us over millennia, where no engineer had more power than a small animal which feels its dominance of the open.”