COVID-19

Advancing Towards
an Equitable and Healthy World

As we observe, COVID-19 drastically changes the way we live and work, and it will also change political and economic order, regionally and globally. The pandemic poses challenges and questions on many fronts. It challenges government and health system responses, preparedness, and capacities all over the world. How have historical political economic changes culminated to produce this pandemic?


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  • Message from the Co-Chairs of the International Organizing Committee

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on lives and livelihoods, disrupting health systems with impacts going far beyond the disease itself. It has impacted the progress with the Sustainable Development Goals, the global economy is in recession, pushing millions back into extreme poverty, and social and political fault lines have been exposed. It has worsened pre-existing inequities and has disproportionally affected the vulnerable and disadvantaged. These inequalities, poor governance, and the politicization of public health are putting people at risk. To date, the pandemic has claimed more than one million lives.

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25
Jan

FIELD TRIP
SITE 1: Wisdom and Innovation against COVID-19

19.00 - 20.30 HRS. (BKK)

26
Jan

FIELD TRIP
SITE 2: Integrative and Seamless Management to Tackle COVID-19 at the Border Area of Thailand

19.00 - 20.30 HRS. (BKK)


  • MAIN CONFERENCE 29 JANUARY - 3 FEBRUARY 2021 (VIRTUAL CONFERENCE)

KEYNOTE SPEECH

28 JAN 2021

21.00-21.40 HRS. (BKK) |
15.00-15.40 HRS. (GE) |
09.00-09.40 HRS. (NY)
Keynote Speech by PMA Laureates
OPENING SESSION

29 JAN 2021

19.00-20.30 HRS. (BKK) |
13.00-14.30 HRS. (GE) |
07.00-08.30 HRS. (NY)
Opening Session by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
& Armchair Conversation
PLENARY SESSION 0

29 JAN 2021

21.00-22.00 HRS. (BKK) |
15.00-16.00 HRS. (GE) |
09.00-10.00 HRS. (NY)
Politics, Political Economy, and History:
Major Trends Shaping the COVID-19
Pandemic
PLENARY SESSION 1

30 JAN 2021

19.00-20.30 HRS. (BKK) |
13.00-14.30 HRS. (GE) |
07.00-08.30 HRS. (NY)
What Has the World Learned
/Is Learning from COVID-19?
PLENARY SESSION 2

31 JAN 2021

19.00-20.30 HRS. (BKK) |
13.00-14.30 HRS. (GE) |
07.00-08.30 HRS. (NY)
How are we dealing with COVID-19?
PLENARY SESSION 3

1 FEB 2021

19.00-20.30 HRS. (BKK) |
13.00-14.30 HRS. (GE)|
07.00-08.30 HRS. (NY)
Investing in the Future: Ensuring the World Will Never Be Vulnerable to Another “COVID-19” Threat
PLENARY SESSION 4

2 FEB 2021

19.00-20.30 HRS. (BKK) |
13.00-14.30 HRS. (GE) |
07.00-08.30 HRS. (NY)
Protecting and Improving Human and Planetary Health - A Syndemic View
SYNTHESIS SESSION

3 FEB 2021

19.00-20.30 HRS. (BKK) |
13.00-14.30 HRS. (GE) |
07.00-08.30 HRS. (NY)
Synthesis: Summary, Conclusion
& Recommendations

FIELD TRIPS

25 - 28 JANUARY 2021

The PMAC 2021 field trips will be organized virtually during
25-28 January 2021 under the theme “COVID-19: Advancing Towards an Equitable and Healthy World.” It will share Thailand’s experience in the fight against COVID-19 and how National Universal Health Coverage has played an important role in ensuring that our people continue to have access to medical and health services during this challenging time.

25 JAN 2021

19.00 – 20.30 hrs. (BKK)
SITE 1: Wisdom and Innovation against COVID-19
Location : Mahidol University

26 JAN 2021

19.00 – 20.30 hrs. (BKK)
SITE 2: Integrative and Seamless Management to Tackle COVID-19 at the Border Area of Thailand
Location : Sadao District, Songkhla Province

27 JAN 2021

19.00 – 20.30 hrs. (BKK)
SITE 3: Community Immunity without Vaccines
Location : Nan Province

28 JAN 2021

19.00 – 20.30 hrs. (BKK)
SITE 4: The Synergy of Public and Private Sectors to Tackle COVID-19 and Revitalize Phuket Towards Sustainable Medical and Wellness Tourism
Location : Phuket Province