BEIJING, April 23, 2021

AIIB Chief Economist Fireside Chat with Sir Jeremy Farrar

COVID-19 has exposed deep weaknesses in social infrastructure, which has suffered from chronic underinvestment in many countries at various income levels. The pandemic has revealed that a deficit in healthcare systems is endemic to all countries, regardless of their development status.

AIIB’s Chief Economist Erik Berglof and Senior Health Specialist Abigail Wright, and Wellcome Trust Director Sir Jeremy Farrar discuss the disruptive impact of the pandemic, lessons learned and how we can prepare for a world in the 21st century, more prone to frequent and complex global health challenges.


Abigail Wright

Senior Health Specialist, AIIB


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