ACCESS Health at G20 Principal Scientific Advisers Round Table Side Event

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Dr. Uma Aysola, Director of Communication, Relations, and Partnerships for ACCESS Health India was recently invited to speak at a G20 Principal Scientific Advisers Round Table Side Event on One Health, Disease Surveillance, and Pandemic Preparedness. Dr. Aysola spoke on a panel titled “Perspectives on building robust public health strategies for disease surveillance and its potential impact”.

She emphasized the pivotal role of communication in healthcare, particularly in the context of pandemic preparedness, and the significance of risk and crisis communication in ensuring robust public health strategies. She also discussed how science and community engagement are entwined. Highlighting how effective communication fosters trust and understanding between governments and communities and how culture and trust are crucial foundations for meaningful community engagement.

This side event was jointly organized by the Pune Knowledge Cluster (PKC) and the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India (OPSA) under the aegis of India’s G20 presidency.