Leveraging the Power of Science for a More Equitable, Resilient and Sustainable Future
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed stark global inequities, fragilities and unsustainable practices that pre-date this pandemic and have intensified its impact. Recovering better from COVID-19 will depend on bold efforts to strengthen health systems, shore up social protections, protect economic opportunities, bolster multilateral collaboration, and enhance social cohesion. In light of the scale of action needed, the socio-economic recovery from COVID-19 also provides a historic opportunity to reimagine societies using a human rights lens and initiate the transformative changes needed to achieve the better and brighter future envisioned in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Science represents the world’s best chance for recovering better from the COVID-19 crisis. As societies face the difficult task of implementing recovery strategies with limited time and resources, they have a choice between business as usual and transformative changes. Transformation offers better prospects, but it will require ingenuity and research from the full range of disciplines.
|Prof Glenda Gray, SAMRC President and CEO is Co-Chair of the Steering Group on Health Systems & Services for the UN Report.|
View the complete UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery