22 March 2021

Webinar

10:00

22 March 2021

Irish Global Health Network

Irish Global Health Network

Conversations on COVID-19: Social inclusion, disability and vulnerable groups

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COVID-19 has been described as 'the Great Leveler', with the virus not recognising borders, social class or wealth. With everyone at risk, the view that "we are all in this together" has been promoted.

However, some groups are disproportionately affected. The virus has served to highlight pre-existing inequalities and it is likely that by the end of the pandemic these inequalities will have been widened.

Persons with disabilities, migrants, persons living in Direct Provision centres and women have all been negatively affected in different ways.

This webinar explores the negative impacts but will also look at some of the positive impacts for these groups including positive actions that have been taken and opportunities for the future.

SPEAKERS:
– Ros Tamming, Senior Research Officer, National Disability Authority
– Mary Keogh, Director, Disability Inclusive Development, CBM
– Aidan Leavy, Independent consultant in diversity and inclusion; member of Advisory Board of CIVICUS DIGNA (Diversity and Inclusion Group for Action and Networking)
– Margaret Fitzgerald, National Public Health Lead for Social Inclusion and Vulnerable Groups, National Social Inclusion Office, HSE

Moderators:
– Nadine Ferris France, Executive Director, IGHN
– Hala Ali, Co-coordinator for ESTHER Alliance for Global Health

Webinar Anchor: Ruairi Brugha, Professor Emeritus, Former Head of the Department of Public Health & Epidemiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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