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With increasing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases rising daily, and increasing hospital admission and exposure rates, many healthcare providers are faced with the reality of treating or admitting COVID-19 cases, often with limited access to testing. There is therefore a need to rapidly educate Clinicians and health workers on the medical management of this condition.
People to People, Inc. (P2P) and Anadach Group hereby invite you to participate in the third session of our webinar series “COVID-19 in Africa: Diagnostic Challenges in Adults and Children, focus on Testing”, drawing from countries earlier in the Pandemic than most African countries. The goal of this webinar is to share clinical and management experience and create a platform for healthcare professionals to interact on clinical management and related matters across several areas. Given that the clinical experience during the COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, it is important that clinicians are aware of the best ways to protect themselves and their patients during the pandemic.
The clinical spectrum of COVID-19 varies from asymptomatic or pauci-symptomatic forms, to clinical conditions characterized by respiratory failure that may necessitate mechanical ventilation and support in an ICU, to multi-organ and systemic manifestations in terms of sepsis, septic shock, and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes (MODS).
Our series of webinars will cover issues of interest to physicians, nurses, other healthcare workers and management involved in directly managing COVID-19 cases in their respective countries. Most of the specialists practicing outside Africa also have experience in medical practice in at least one African country. The first webinar focused on perspectives on clinical management from an Infectious Diseases, Critical Care/ Pulmonology and Family Practice Specialists. The second webinar focused on preparing hospitals/facilities for a “surge”. Future webinars will cover other specialties. The next (fourth) webinar in a fortnight will focus on “COVID19 in High Risk Patients”.
Recording of previous webinars and presentations are available at: https://www.anadach.com/covid19serieswebinarindex
The discussion will be facilitated by the Anadach team and P2P.
Special Guest of Honor
Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Deputy Governor Ogun State, Nigeria
Prof. Abiy Ambaye, Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Director, Histology & Immunohistochemistry, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vermont, USA
Dr. Yvonne Holt, Chief Medical Officer, Next Biosciences, Midrand, South Africa.
Dr. Zelalem Mukaria, Associate Director of Infectious Disease Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Joseph N. Uhama MD.MA. FIMP. SNHS. WMA. Community/General Pediatrician, Milan, Italy
Dr. Gebeyehu Teferi, Chief Infectious Disease, Unity Health Care Washington DC
Dr. Ronke Dosunmu, Medical Director, Foundation Pediatrics, New Jersey
12:00 – 12:05 pm Welcome – P2P
12:05 – 12:10 pm Introduction of Special Guest(s) – Anadach
12:10 – 12:20 pm Opening Remarks, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Deputy Governor Ogun State, Nigeria
12:20 – 12:30 pm Clinical Diagnostic Challenges early in the Global COVID19 Pandemic – a view from the Lombardia Region in Italy - Dr. Joseph N. Uhama
12:40 – 12:40 pm Diagnostic Challenges from Laboratory Testing Perspectives– South Africa Experience - Dr. Yvonne Holt
01.55- 2.00 pm Thanks/Future Announcements - Anadach/P2P
Anadach Group LLC is a healthcare strategic consulting firm focusing on providing innovative advice and services to clients and partners interested in transforming healthcare systems in emerging markets and developing economies. Our mission is to dramatically improve access to quality healthcare services and products in emerging countries by enhancing the solutions to major challenges facing healthcare.
People to People (P2P) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care and reducing the spread of diseases, particularly in Ethiopia and in diaspora communities. P2P works to mobilize the global Ethiopian diaspora to play an active role in mitigating the impact of brain drain and to ignite a passion for realizing our shared responsibility to give back. Equipped with innovative ideas, valuable transnational networks, knowledge & expertise, strong values, and new technological skills, our network stands ready to take on many of the challenges facing communities and institutions in Ethiopia and elsewhere. There are currently more than 5,000 P2P members worldwide, including doctors and other professionals who strive to make a difference in the lives of others. P2P also holds consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESCO).