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From children’s health to public health and universal health coverage – World Health Day
This webinar will focus on the importance of public health, beginning with children’s health and turning to public health policies. This year’s Future Policy Award 2020/21 focuses on the protection against hazardous chemicals, which includes highlighting their impact on children and their early development. Although winning policies, for instance protecting against lead exposure and EPPs, are yet to be revealed, in this webinar we will turn to the importance of health as a whole. Distinguished experts will explain the impact of hazardous chemicals on children, as well as the economic repercussions of early childhood pollution, while Universal Health Coverage has become a renewed focus of debate at the world stage due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In light of World Health Day, these topics deserve particular attention.


Maria Fernanda Espinosa – President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Councillor, World Future Council (confirmed)

Alexandra Wandel – Chair, Management Board, World Future Council (confirmed)

Baskut Tuncak – Attorney, scientist, former UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxics (2014-2020) (confirmed)

Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP – Leo is an internationally renowned leader in children’s environmental health. (confirmed)

Moderator: Henna Hundal – Journalist; Advisor of the Canadian government on its Covid-19 response. (confirmed)
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