The Evolution of Public-Private Partnerships amidst a Pandemic

May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Organized by Global Health Council


The current COVID-19 crisis enables us to test in real-time not only the efficiency and effectiveness of health systems or services but also the platforms and processes that undergird them. Public-private partnerships have been lauded as a solution to gaps between government programs and community needs. Given substantial shortcomings across the international COVID-19 response, from disinformation campaigns to the global supply chain, what problems were cooperative agreements between industry or nonprofit actors and the public sector able to solve?

This session will feature on-the-ground accounts of what has worked in the immediate term and how those activities might inform improvements for these collaborations moving forward. Specifically, speakers will share what operating principles or protocols they developed, in addition to the impact measured in the short– and longer-term, including unexpected benefits or unintended consequences.

We hope examples offered will encourage meaningful scaling of ideas and actions as the COVID-19 crisis continues or in the event of new health emergencies.

Panelists: Bobby Jefferson, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, DAI Global Health Dr. Susan Mukasa, Vice President, Anglophone Africa, PSI Courtney Roberts, Director, Global Health Philanthropic Partnerships, Eli & Lilly

Moderator: Trey Watkins, Senior Vice President, Global Health & Corporate Responsibility, GCI Health

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