Opinion: We Can Learn from AIDS Crisis for Kids Left Behind by COVID

Philip Goldman, Shannon Senefeld - Devex

With public health leaders convening in Geneva this week for the annual World Health Assembly, there couldn’t be a better moment to reckon with the glaring disparities between the global haves and have-nots that have been laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inequitable access to vaccines and therapeutics, poor public health messaging, and inadequate health care systems are just a few of the issues they’ll need to grapple with as they chart our way out of the pandemic and into a brighter future. And there couldn’t be a better time than now to hold these discussions. Because a brighter future, it seems, has become all too uncertain for the world’s most vulnerable children.