EHS-COVID (305) COVID lessons for disability-inclusive health systems, Chatham House webinar, 27 May

17 May, 2021

Dear all,

Please find an invitation below for a webinar organised by the Centre for Universal Health at Chatham House and Special Olympics. As we proceed in collaboration with WHO to share learning on 'Maintaining essential health services during COVID', it is very important we include the needs and perspectives of people with disabilities. I would like to ask for a HIFA volunteer to participate in this meeting and feed back to HIFA any observations you may have. Contact:


Hi all,

The Centre for Universal Health at Chatham House and Special Olympics would like to invite you to attend our upcoming event - Failing up: Strengthening health systems by learning from those left behind during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This event is taking place on Thursday 27th May 2021 1pm - 2pm BST / 8 – 9am EDT, and will be convening experts from academia, civil society, and multilateral institutions to discuss the opportunity to build disability-inclusive health systems by learning from the COVID-19 pandemic response.

This event will feature International Sign Language (ISL) interpretation and closed live captioning, alt-text and screen reader friendly materials to ensure we can welcome a diverse audience. A participation guide will be shared 2-3 days before the event. Should you need additional accommodations or have any other queries please get in touch with to discuss options.

Please find a link below to the register for the event:

Feel free to share with your networks; apologies for cross-posting. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Best wishes,


Anjela Jenkins (she/her)

Senior Manager, Global Inclusive Health Advocacy

Special Olympics

Telephone/WhatsApp +41 78 422 01 74



Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator,