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September 18, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

EXPOSING CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND UNDUE INFLUENCE IN INDUSTRY RESPONSES BEFORE AND DURING COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on unhealthy commodity industry tactics and partnerships with governments, CSOs and UN agencies and other stakeholders that challenge coherence in NCD policies and actions due to conflict of interest and potential for undue influence in policy development and implementation.

Members* of the 2nd WHO Civil Society Working Group on NCDs present a webinar to zoom into unhealthy commodity industry practices during recent months, discuss lessons learnt and possible ways forward.

PROGRAM

Download the PDF program here.

WELCOME
Dr Beatriz Champagn, Director, *Healthy Latin America Coalition; InterAmerican Heart Foundation; World Heart Federation

OPENING REMARKS
Dr Guy Fones, Head, Secretariat of the WHO GCM/NCD

GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE
Hon. Khagaraj Adhikari, Member of Parliament, Nepal, Chair of Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum for NCDs

PANEL DISCUSSION moderated by Gianella Severini

  • KRISTINA SPERKOVA
    President, *Movendi International
  • Dr SIMÓN BARQUERA
    Director, Nutrition Policy Research, NIPH Mexico
  • Dr JUDITH MACKAY
    Director, Asian Consultancy on Tobacco Control
  • JESSICA BEAGLEY
    Policy Manager, The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

NCD Alliance / SPECTRUM REPORT
Lucy WestermanPolicy and Campaigns Manager, *NCD Alliance

STATEMENT ON INDUSTRY INTERFERENCE
Dr Ulysses Dorotheo, Executive Director, *South East Asia Tobacco Control Alliance

SUMMARY AND CLOSING REMARKS
Dr Tara Singh Bam, Deputy Regional Director, *The Union Asia Pacific

WEBINAR REGISTRATION

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Venue

ZOOM