The 2020 Health At the Center Americares Virtual Summit will explore how highly adaptable people and organizations recognize change, assess evolving demands and modify their actions to fit new circumstances. Hosted by CNN Anchor and National Correspondent Erica Hill, featuring Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and will include a panel on Global Health Security, specifically addressing the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on their New York Times bestseller, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will share a harrowing account and detailed look into the epidemic of depression, unemployment, poverty and addiction that is plaguing the working class in America. They are passionate about giving a voice to the voiceless and telling the hard truths that need to be told, including insights into the events that shape our world.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected the entire world and, more than ever, demonstrates the importance of global health security. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 70 percent of the world remains underprepared to prevent, detect and respond to a public health emergency. This session will focus on infectious disease outbreaks and epidemics, including COVID-19. Panelists will identify early learnings from the COVID-19 outbreak, discuss our vulnerabilities and how we can adapt business and public health practices to prepare for and respond to current and future threats. CNN anchor and correspondent Erica Hill will moderate.