November 18, 2020
The Governor General hosted a conversation entitled "Global pandemics past, present, future: how best can we handle our response?" with Dr. Joanne Liu, former international president of Doctors Without Borders. In addition to serving as international president of Doctors Without Borders from 2013 to 2019, Dr. Liu has been a leading voice on medical humanitarian crises, namely for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, attacks on hospitals and forced displacement.
Their discussion focused on on what lessons we have learned from previous and present global pandemics and on how we can prepare for the possibility of a future pandemic.
This virtual event was organized as part of the innovative GGconversations series that highlights outstanding Canadians in various areas of interest.