10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Monitoring universal health in the era of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged health systems globally, revealing that even robust health systems can be rapidly overwhelmed and compromised by an outbreak.
Against the evolving situation, many countries are facing challenges in the availability of accurate and timely data on the capacities of health systems to ensure access to comprehensive health services and COVID-19 tools.
To this end, it is necessary to strengthen assessment capacities for monitoring and evaluation of health systems performance and policies, and health research.
Through this event which calls for action, two new knowledge products will be discussed:
- PAHO’s monitoring framework for universal health, a tool to inform health system policies that protect everyone
- Key results from the 2021 essential health services pulse survey, demonstrating the intersection between universal health and COVID-19