Webinar on the Lancet Commission: A future for our world's children?

May 28, 2020 - May 28, 2020

This webinar focused on themes of immediate relevance to child health program implementers and included presentations by the commissioners of the report as well as a moderated discussion addressing the funding options and perspectives of professional associations/pediatricians, NGOs, and other partners. The presenters and panelists also provided some new perspectives on the report within the COVID-19 context. 

Moderated by:

  • Wilson Were, Medical Officer, Child Health Services, WHO


  • Anthony Costello, Professor of Global Health and Sustainable Development, University College London
    • Overview: the what and why of the Commission
  • Aku Kwamie, Technical Officer, WHO
    • A multisectoral approach and governance framework for addressing child health and development
  • Tim Powell-Jackson, Associate Professor in Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    • Investing in child health and development and its benefits
  • Tanya Doherty, Chief Specialist Scientist, Health Systems Research Unit, South Africa Medical Research Council
    • The role of data

Discussion Panel:

  • John Borrazzo, Senior Health Specialist, Global Financing Facility
  • Denis Tindyebwa, Pediatrician/ANNECA
  • Alison Witcoff, Primary Health Care Technical Advisor & Child Health Focal Point, IRC