Event Recap: "Global Pandemic Prevention and Readiness: A Fragile State of Preparedness" Distinguished Lecture by Dr Victor Dzau
The School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong (HKU SPH) recently hosted a distinguished lecture titled "Global Pandemic Prevention and Readiness: A Fragile State of Preparedness" by Dr Victor Dzau, President of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. The event took place on 4 December at the HKU medical campus and saw the in-person participation of over 100 attendees.
The event commenced with opening remarks from Professor Vivian Lin, Executive Associate Dean of the LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU. Dr Victor Dzau shared his insights on the fragile state of preparedness in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. He emphasised the presence of factors such as lack of trust, persistent inequity, pandemic fatigue, and political apathy. Dr Dzau stressed the need for governments and stakeholders to come together and strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response before the next pandemic occurs.
The lecture concluded with a lively Q&A session moderated by Professor David Bishai, Director and Clinical Professor of HKU SPH, where participants actively engaged in the discussion.
To watch Dr Victor Dzau's distinguished lecture, please click here.