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  • May 8-9, 2023 from 8:30am to 5:00pm


This event is co-hosted by the WHO Collaborating Center for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector along with the Centre for Global Health in the University of Toronto. This event is sponsored by the Connaught Global Challenge. The event will be organized in person and tickets are limited so please make sure you are able to attend if you are signing up.

This two-day workshop will focus on lessons learned and forgotten about managing corruption risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also focus on how anti-corruption, transparency and accountability mechanisms are essential to prevent corruption risks during public health emergencies.

Who Should Attend?
We welcome participants who are students, researchers and policy makers

To foster interdisciplinary discussion and debate and share knowledge with target audiences (students, researchers, and global health policy makers) on corruption risks in public health emergencies as well as anti-corruption, transparency, and accountability (ACTA) mechanisms to address them.

This workshop will:
• Discuss corruption risks during public health emergencies and their impact on health equity, particularly for the most marginalized populations
• Identify how the COVID-19 pandemic amplified corruption risks in the health system
• Highlight lessons learned and lessons forgotten about how to address corruption risks in public health emergencies
• Discuss the roles and risks of involving for-profit companies in development and delivery of vaccines, diagnostics and treatments for COVID-19