‘Why Health Justice Matters – The Covid Pandemic: Global South Lessons and Intersection with Climate Justice’.
This event was co-organized by Health Justice Initiative (HJI), ABIA/GTPI, People’s Vaccine, Oxfam, MSF, TWN, Rethink Trade, Fase, and Public Services International. It took place between 25-27 April 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, bringing together multiple civil society organizations from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America working on both access to medicines and socio-environmental justice/climate change.
The event aimed at identifying lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of health justice, and how these can be applied to the work of the climate justice movement. Similarly, the meeting hoped to explore what lessons and strategies from the climate justice movement can be applied to health justice struggles.
The South Centre participated in this event to deepen its collaborations with CSOs. Dr. Vitor Ido, Programme Officer of the Health, Intellectual Property and Biodiversity of the South Centre, was speaker in the “: “Law as a tool for social justice? Past and current efforts to improve access to medical technologies in Latin America” panel. For the full agenda, see: Agenda Rio 2023