What Does ‘Global Britain’ Mean for International Health Governance?

  • Wednesday, 12 May, 2021
    11:00 - 12:15

Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP
Chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee,
former Foreign Secretary and Health Secretary 

Dr Tsitsi Chawatama-Kwambana
Consultant Paediatrician and Chair,
Save the Children UK

Joe Cerrell
Managing Director, Global Policy and Advocacy,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Chaired by

Katy Balls
Deputy Political Editor, The Spectator

What does “Global Britain” mean and what should it signify in a healthcare context? A panel of experts debates this question and considered:

  • The upcoming G7 Summit – The Government has outlined four healthcare priorities for the UK G7 Presidency (AMR, health security, digital and clinical trials). Are these the right ones?
  • The future of the World Health Organisation – How will the pandemic change the role of the WHO? Is there a need for wholesale reform? What role might the UK play in the light of the Government’s recent pledge to increase its WHO contributions?
  • Future healthcare alliances – What are the future alliances which the UK should be looking to form? How can it best continue to fulfil its international healthcare obligations?