Webinar | The WHO - Reforms, COVID-19 and the US Departure

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Several big issues have rocked the World Health Organization. The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest public health challenge in a century. It has also laid bare global weaknesses in dealing with an outbreak of a deadly infectious disease. In the midst of this US President Donald Trump decided to defund and remove the United States from the organization.

What does this mean for the WHO? How can we improve our response to COVID-19 and future pandemics? What reforms are required? What is happening in Congress regarding the WHO?

A crisis is an opportunity to build a better system. Four global health leaders will address these important issues affecting the world's premier public health agency; what is taking place in Congress regarding the WHO; reforming the WHO and our collective ability to respond to COVID-19 and other public health challenges.

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CME Note: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Michele Barry, MD, FACP
Director, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Senior Associate Dean, Global Health
Stanford University

Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH
Managing Director
Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Prevention
The Rockefeller Foundation
Author, The End of Epidemics (St. Martin’s Press; Scribe publications, 2018)

Lawrence O. Gostin, JD
World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National & Global Health Law

J. Stephen Morrison, PhD
Senior Vice President and Director
Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies


Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health

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