The Global Imperative to Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) hosted a discussion on how governments, advocates, and community organizations are working to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

The conversation was moderated by Heidi Larson, MA, PhD, director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she is professor of anthropology and risk and decision science in the department of infectious disease epidemiology.

Featured panelists:

  • Ayman El-Mohandes, MBBCh, MD, MPH, FAAP is dean of the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, where he is also a tenured professor of epidemiology and biostatistics. He is chair-elect of the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health, a member of the American Pediatric Society, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Rev. Alvin Herring, MS is executive director of Faith in Action, the largest U.S. grassroots, faith-based organizing network. He was invited to participate in the launch of the White House’s COVID-19 Community Corps and is closely collaborating with leaders and organizers across the Faith in Action network to support equitable vaccine access.
  • Ingrid Katz, MD, MHS is associate faculty director at the Harvard Global Health initiative, a practicing associate physician in the department of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and serves as research scientist at the Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Charles Shey Wiysonge, MD, MPhil, PhD is director of Cochrane South Africa at the South African Medical Research Council, an Extraordinary Professor of Global Health at Stellenbosch University, and an honorary professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Cape Town.

See all events in PHR’s COVID-19 Webinar Series.

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