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Public Health

Ensuring the Equitable and Effective Global Distribution of Vaccines

(with Global Innovators Group)

An inclusive global economic recovery in the wake of a pandemic can’t happen without a public health policy approach to vaccine development and distribution. How do we get vaccines across multiple populations in as equitable a way as possible? And how do we not only reach groups left out of both public health and economic infrastructures, but reassure those groups that a vaccine is necessary and safe?

Moderating: Elizabeth Cohen, CNN’s Health, Medical, and Wellness Unit


  • Mike Froman, Vice Chairman, Mastercard (@mikefroman)
  • Anita Zaidi, Director, Vaccine Development, Surveillance, and Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases Programs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (@AnitaEDD)
  • Kathleen Sebelius, Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services (@Sebelius)
  • Marie-Ange Saraka-yao, Managing Director, Resource Mobilisation, Private Sector Partnerships and Innovative Finance, GAVI (@GaviMarieAnge)

For years, the story of America’s prosperity has obscured a fundamental truth about our growth: its tragic inequity. And while the COVID-19 economic crisis has stripped bare any illusion that our economy is just or fair, it has also afforded us an opportunity to reexamine how finance, worker benefits, and health intersect and interact with economic growth and financial security.

Join our new conversation series: Global Inclusive Recovery and Rebuilding

Showcasing leading experts and policymakers in their fields, the Global Inclusive Recovery and Rebuilding Series will explore different yet interconnected topics, drawing on the perspectives of multiple programs and leadership networks at the Aspen Institute. Issues to be addressed include lending for entrepreneurs of color; benefits for workers and the connection between benefits and financial security; the role of global health organizations in the effort to develop and distribute COVID-19 vaccines as a means for economic recovery; and a look at capital management and how fiduciaries are and are not acting on behalf of beneficiaries in the interest of inclusion.

This series is part of the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership, a collaboration between the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center For Inclusive Growth. See below for full event descriptions and speakers. Registration is required.

Event information
Wed Oct 28, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT