Gairdner Global Perspectives Panel: Navigating Transitions – Session 1: State of the Field

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Following closely on the launch of The Lancet Series “Optimizing Child and Adolescent Health and Development” on April 28, Gairdner, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) hosted a two-day Global Perspectives Panel event on May 10-11, 2022. Speakers delved into the challenges, interventions and opportunities for school-age and adolescent well-being.

Gairdner Global Perspectives Panel “Navigating Transitions: Current Global Challenges in School-Age and Adolescent Health”

Session 1: State of the Field

CHAIR Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, 2022 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Laureate; Co-Director, Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

“Global Adolescent Health and Well-being”

Prof. David Ross, Professor Extraordinary in Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute for Life Course Health Research, Stellenbosch University, Stellanbosch, South Africa

“Impact of COVID-19 pandemic and response in South Asia”

Dr. Aatekah Owais PhD, MPH, Research Associate, SickKids’ Centre for Global Child Health, Toronto, ON, Canada

“Sub-Saharan Africa and the future of adolescent health and wellbeing”

Dr. Alex Ezeh, Dornsife Professor of Global Health, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA