TF1 Global Health and Covid-19


The COVID-19 pandemic has increased pressures on health systems across the world, exacerbating existing resource and capacity constraints. To guarantee health quality and efficiency for all, it is necessary for health systems to substantially increase their preparedness
capabilities to be able to respond to crises while strengthening their core primary functions. This policy brief identifies the key pillars needed to ensure strong health systems and puts forward a six-point action plan for the G20 to enhance global health resilience through joint procurement, policy harmonization, monitoring, horizon-scanning and health education.


Elio Borgonovi
Bocconi University

Chiara Cadeddu
Department of Life Sciences and Public Health, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Marta Dassù
Aspen Institute Italia

Fabrizio Landi
Toscana Life Sciences

Ali Mehdi
Senior Health Policy Initiative, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Sabrina Montante
Head of EU Affairs-Health Research Sector

Sunisha Neupane
Institute of Development Studies

Mario Raviglione
MACH Centre, Università di Milano

Walter Ricciardi
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Niccolò Serri
University of Cambridge

Peter Taylor
Institute of Development Studies