Alicia Ely Yamin is currently Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School; and Senior Advisor on Human Rights at Partners in Health. Yamin’s 30 -year career at the intersection of global health and human rights has bridged academia and activism. Yamin has lived and worked in Latin America and East Africa for half of her professional life, working with and through local advocacy organizations. In 2016, the UN Secretary General appointed Yamin as one of ten international experts to the Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for the SDGs. She also serves on the WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Health Technology Assessments, as well as the Lancet Commission on Arctic Health and the Expert Working Group on Global Public Investment.
The inflection point provided by this sweeping pandemic and its consequences should push us to enlarge our imaginations as to what a new model of global public investment in health and beyond can achieve in our staggeringly unequal world.