Harvard Crimson February 28, 2022
Paul E. Alexis and Krishi Kishore, Crimson Staff Writers

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus discussed the global pandemic response and health equity on Friday at the Kennedy School’s annual Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace.

Harvard School of Public Health Dean Michelle A. Williams moderated the virtual conversation, which was jointly hosted by the Harvard Institute of Politics and the School of Public Health.

Ghebreyesus, Ethiopia’s former health minister, began his remarks by acknowledging the war in Ukraine and speaking on the positive link between peace and health.

“The authors of WHO’s constitution were well aware of the link between health and peace, which is why they wrote in the preamble that the health of all people is fundamental to the attainment of peace and...

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