The unexpected shocks inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy have resulted in varying global, regional, and national policy responses. Countries have adopted unprecedented policy measures based on their capacities to contain the spread of the virus and mitigate its widespread impacts.
In June 2020, the Africa Development Institute of the Africa Development Bank convened global experts for a 2-day policy seminar to critically examine the impacts of COVID-19 on health in Africa. The aim was to identify evidence-based policy options that can help African countries build more resilient and inclusive health systems in Africa post-COVID-19.
As a speaker, Dr Oni contributed a think piece advocating for a Marshall Plan for Planetary Health to the event.
The outcome of the seminars was a matrix of policy options for building resilient and inclusive health systems in Africa that includes the need for a Marshall Plan for health in Africa.
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