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Date: Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Time: 3pm (Cairo)
Organized by: The Arab Region Hub for Social Protection
Venue: online over Zoom
KM Gopakumar, Legal Advisor at Third World Network
Alaa Ghanaam, Head of Right to Health Unit at Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
Fouad Fouad, Co-Director of Refugees Health Program, AUB
Lassaâd M’Sahli, Secretary General at Tunisia’s Pharmaceuticals Science Society
Moderator: Beesan Kassab, Mada Masr
In this 80 minute webinar, the speakers will cover a range of topics and address a number of questions, including:
- What are the politics involved in the procurement of vaccines in the Arab World, and what are strategies and challenges of distribution?
- What do these politics tell us about access to medicines and the health sector in the Arab World in general?
- What do these politics tell us about the global pharmaceuticals market, as well as the authority of intellectual property and access to technology governing it, especially at a moment of crisis like that of this pandemic