Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, researcher and director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) and one of the great figures in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, will be one of the speakers of “Collision From Home”, the sister event of the Web Summit that this year it takes place online, between 23 and 25 of June.
The WHO leader will be one of the speakers on June 23 and will participate in the debate on how the outbreak of the new coronavirus is being combated, from the point of view of the organization he leads. "With a comprehensive view of the front lines, the Director-General of the World Health Organization updates us on Covid-19 and the fight against an unprecedented global pandemic," says Collision on his agenda. This year, and due to the whole context of the pandemic, the conference will focus on the theme of technology in the health area.
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The fight against Covid-19 will be the main theme of our Collision from Home content. We will get to know the people and companies that are helping to face this global pandemic and also those that are helping us to adapt to this new way of life ”, says the organization in a statement.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thus joins a group of guests from technology and health, two areas that have been adapted to find solutions to fight the outbreak of the new coronavirus. This will be, in fact, the first interview that the Director of WHO will give – in addition to the usual press conferences – on the WHO response in the fight against the pandemic.
On the poster of the online event there are also names like Vas Narasimham, director of Novartis, David Kopp, director of Helthline Media, Patrice Harris, president of the American Medical Association and also Dorry Segev, professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. The full poster can be consulted on here.
The sister conference of the Web Summit in Canada will take place this year only online, having canceled all physical events of the company due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Anyone who has already purchased a ticket will be able to enjoy the online experience of “Collision From Home” and will be entitled to a ticket for the edition of the event in 2021, which will be held again in Toronto.
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