The devastating spread of COVID-19 has ravaged health care systems around the globe, laying bare the gaping holes in a broken system. When we eventually emerge from this crisis that has changed the world as we know it, our health care systems must change with it. This moment presents an opportunity to reconstruct our global approach to health care in order to create systems that respect health as a human right.
PHR hosted a discussion on these challenges and the collaboration needed to develop solutions to improve health care. The conversation covered the importance of approaching solutions through an intersectional analysis of COVID-19’s impact.
- John Ayanian, MD, MPP is the inaugural director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan Medical School.
- Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc is the founder and director of the UNC School of Medicine’s Center for Health Equity Research and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
- Roshmi Goswami, PhD is a feminist and human rights activist known for her pioneering work documenting and analyzing the impact of war and conflict on the lives of women in India. She is a bureau member of South Asians for Human Rights and formerly served as a program officer at the Ford Foundation in New Delhi.
PHR Advisory Council Member Patricia Sellers moderated a discussion on envisioning a more equitable future for health. The panel featured Dr. John Ayanian, Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith, and Dr. Roshmi Goswani.