Deep Dives


Deep Dive 2B: Health equity: the foundation for well-being


  • Dr Vivian Lin,  Executive Associate Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, China


  • Dr Sulakshana Nandi, Unit Head, Equity and Health, WHO
  • Dr Kumanan Rasanathan, Co-chair, People’s Health Movement Global India
  • Hoda Rashad, Director, Social Research Center, American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Rômulo Paes de Sousa, Senior Investigator, Fiocruz, Brazil

What are the inequities in health between and within countries and among socioeconomic, ethnic, gender and other groups? What has been effective in addressing these challenges? How is addressing health inequities linked to a wellbeing approach? This session will frame health equity as the foundation of wellbeing and identify key strategies to reduce health inequities in the context of COVID-19. Participants will review lessons learnt and best practices and share experiences and concrete examples, strategies and innovative ideas for improving health equity.