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About the event

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge facing many of the world’s already overstretched health care systems. But it’s likely not the last. Most of us remember the devastating impacts of SARS and Ebola – but what happened between these outbreaks to help build future preparedness?

On June 18, Devex and PSRT will convene a panel of global health experts to take stock of current efforts to strengthen and prepare health systems. The expert panel will explore the role of the private sector in leveraging insights, resources, capacity and know-how to help communities and countries address specific health risks.

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The Speakers

Moderator

Raj Kumar

President & Editor-in-Chief
Devex
Raj Kumar is the Founding President and Editor-in-Chief at Devex, the media platform for the global development community. He is a media leader and former humanitarian council chair for the World Economic Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His work has led him to more than 50 countries, where he has had the honor to meet many of the aid workers and development professionals who make up the Devex community. He is the author of the book "The Business of Changing the World," a go-to primer on the ideas, people, and technology disrupting the aid industry.

Ashling Mulvaney

PSRT Co-Chair and Global Head of Access to Healthcare, Global Sustainability
AstraZeneca
Ashling Mulvaney has been in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years, and with AstraZeneca since 2008, in a range of access-focused roles across therapy areas including cardiovascular, diabetes and respiratory. In 2016, Ashling took on leadership of AstraZeneca’s flagship Healthy Heart Africa (HHA) programme, active since 2014 tackling hypertension and cardiovascular disease across East and West Africa, as well as India. In her current role, Ashling leads one of the three priority pillars of AstraZeneca’s sustainability strategy, working towards a future where all people have access to sustainable healthcare solutions for life-changing treatment and prevention.

John Nkengasong

Director
Africa CDC
Dr John Nkengasong was appointed first Director of Africa CDC in November 2016 to provide strategic direction and position it as an African-owned institution supporting countries to improve surveillance, preparedness, response and prevention of disease threats. He is a leading virologist with nearly 30 years of work experience in public health. Prior to his appointment with Africa CDC, he was Associate Director of Laboratory Science and Chief of the International Laboratory Branch at the Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Center for Global Health at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Earlier in his career (1993 to 1995), Dr Nkengasong worked for the WHO as Chief of Virology at the Collaborating Centre on HIV Diagnostics at the Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium and later joined US CDC in 1995 as Chief of the Virology Laboratory in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Alan Tennenberg

Chief Medical Officer, Global Public Health
Johnson & Johnson
Trained as an infectious diseases physician, Alan brings over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, clinical medicine, public health, and academia to the position of Chief Medical Officer, Global Public Health at Johnson & Johnson. In this role he is responsible for building strategic relationships with key stakeholders and partners in government, academia, multi-lateral institutions, and non-governmental organizations around the world. He is a leading figure in facilitating private sector engagement to advance the Global Health Security Agenda, and is founder and co-chair of the Private Sector Round Table (PSRT), a coalition of companies dedicated to bringing private sector capabilities to the GHSA.

Sandra Jennifer "Sandy" Cheeks

Squirrel
From the Surface
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Office Cat

Mouse Catcher
Quarantine land
And both of these, if one would tell the truth, were foreordained unto the holy place, where greatest Peter’s follower hath his seat. While on this quest, for which thou giv’st him praise, he heard the things which of his victory the causes were, and of the Papal Robe. The Chosen Vessel went there afterward, to bring thence confirmation in the faith, through which one enters on salvation’s path. But why should I go there, or who concedes it? I ’m not Aeneas, nor yet Paul am I; me worthy of this, nor I nor others deem. If, therefore, I consent to come, I fear lest foolish be my coming; thou art wise, and canst much better judge than I can talk.”

Office Cat

Mouse Catcher
Quarantine land
And both of these, if one would tell the truth, were foreordained unto the holy place, where greatest Peter’s follower hath his seat. While on this quest, for which thou giv’st him praise, he heard the things which of his victory the causes were, and of the Papal Robe. The Chosen Vessel went there afterward, to bring thence confirmation in the faith, through which one enters on salvation’s path. But why should I go there, or who concedes it? I ’m not Aeneas, nor yet Paul am I; me worthy of this, nor I nor others deem. If, therefore, I consent to come, I fear lest foolish be my coming; thou art wise, and canst much better judge than I can talk.”
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