This series offers the perspectives of a diverse collection of leaders, highlighting what they are witnessing and the work they’re engaged in during the current moment. Our goal is to help facilitate a conversation from local to global, learning from policy experts, researchers, activists and academics from communities the world over, while sharing their perspectives, highlighting new developments and emphasizing best practices.
Hosted by Sofia Gruskin, Director of USC IIGH, featured topics include the economic, social, political, legal, and community impacts of the pandemic, and global health and human rights discussions more generally.
Naomi Burke-Shyne is the Executive Director for Harm Reduction International. In this interview with Sofia Gruskin, Naomi discusses how the pandemic has impacted people who use drugs and access to controlled medicines as well as the importance of human rights in future pandemic responses globally.
Joe Amon is a Clinical Professor and the Director of the Office of Global Health at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. In his interview with Sofia Gruskin, Amon discusses how the pandemic has shifted work around policy and discusses key lessons we can learn from policies both good and bad that have been put in place.
Joe Amon is a Clinical Professor and the Director of the Office of Global Health at Drexel University Sabina Faiz Rashid is the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and a professor and dean of the James P Grant School of Public Health. In this interview with Sofia Gruskin, Dr. Rashid discusses the impact COVID has had on populations in Bangladesh and how humanity must not be forgotten in our response.