Beyond Masks: A Policy Panel Discussion
UNICEF Innocenti’s new report – Beyond Masks: Societal impacts of COVID-19 and accelerated solutions for children and adolescents – offers a comprehensive picture of the health, economic, and social impacts of the pandemic, and its implications for children and adolescents. The report examines evidence from the current crisis, examines past health crises such as HIV/AIDS, SARS and Ebola to provide insights into the current one, and proposes proven and promising solutions.
This panel discussion, timed with the launch of the Beyond Masks report, comes at a moment when policymakers are asking deep questions about how to deal with the raging pandemic in many parts of the world while ensuring children’s health, education and well-being. In it, we delve deep into Beyond Masks to better understand how its findings can shape national and subnational policy responses and individual, family and community behaviors. With COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of abating, there is an urgent need to find scalable and cost-effective solutions to the continued and deepening impact of the COVID crisis on the world’s youngest citizens.
Lucie Cluver, Professor of Child and Family Social Work, University of Oxford and University of Cape Town
Lorraine Sherr, Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, University College London
Mark Tomlinson, Co-Director, Institute for Life Course Health Research, Department of Global Health, Stellenbosch University
Priscilla Idele, Deputy Director, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti
Prerna Banati, Regional Advisor, Adolescent Development, UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office
Vikram Patel, The Pershing Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
David Anthony, Chief, Convening, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti
Chief, Strategic Planning and Convening
Regional Advisor, Adolescent Development
Prof of Clinical and Health Psychology, University College London
Professor of Child and Family Social Work, University of Oxford
Co-Director: Institute for Life Course Health Research, Stellenbosch University
Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School