The fourth Policy Actions for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (PACER) Dialogue on “Minimum public health interventions for post COVID-19 lockdown: Lives and Livelihoods” featured global good practice examples of effective public health interventions to kick-start opening up of economies. Over 70 participants including government officials from Southeast Asia and the People’s Republic of China, World Health Organization, United Nations International Children's Fund and other international organization officials participated in the Dialogue, sharing knowledge and country experiences and lessons on public health measures taken to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerate recovery.
The fourth PACER Dialogue aimed to:
- promote a better understanding of the options available for a stepladder approach on public health policies, considering different country situations and harmonizing health standards across borders;
- disseminate global best practices and lessons on sustainable social distancing as part of measures to “bounce back better” from the COVID-19 pandemic; and
- provide a platform for policy makers and health practitioners to share knowledge and experience and collaboratively learn from each other.
Program and Learning Materials:
|4th PACER Dialogue – Overview and Objectives||Ayako Inagaki, Director, Human and Social Development Division (SEHS), Southeast Asia Department (SERD), Asian Development Bank (ADB)|
|Minimum public health interventions for post COVID-19 lockdown: Lives and Livelihoods||
Lessons We Can Learn from New Zealand's COVID-19 Strategy
|Jeremy Lim, Associate Professor and Co-Director for Global Health, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore|
|Open Discussion and Questions||Alfredo Perdiguero, Director, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division (SERC), SERD, ADB (Moderator)|
|Synthesis and Summary||Alfredo Perdiguero, Director, SERC, SERD, ADB|