COVID-19 in Marginalised Groups – Challenges, actions and voices
Fri, Oct 16, 2020 · 2:00 PM
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COVID-19 in marginalised groups – challenges, actions and voices
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis for governments and health systems, and has severely impacted the health, lives and livelihood of millions of people worldwide.
While COVID-19 has affected everyone, it has had particular impact among marginalised communities such as homeless people, LGTBI people, people who use drugs, prisoners, sex workers and undocumented migrants. The pandemic has amplified existing challenges among these groups, who already face a high risk of poor health and various barriers in accessing healthcare and support services. The Nobody Left Outside (NLO) initiative recently explained these challenges and issued policy recommendations in a briefing paper for the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development.
The webinar “COVID-19 in Marginalised Groups – Challenges, actions and voices” concludes NLO Week 2020 – a week of online activities focusing on the unmet healthcare needs of marginalised communities.
In this webinar, NLO civil society participants, academics and policymakers will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on marginalised groups, the gaps and unintended consequences of government responses, and how we can ensure future health systems and recovery measures reach everyone.
We invite the audience to ask questions throughout the webinar and to share their reflections and ideas.