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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: Management of High Risk and Severely ill COVID-19 patients, Including the Use of High-flow Oxygen”, drawing from countries earlier affected 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).
Based on the experience of the pandemic in several countries, COVID-19 is often more severe in people aged 60+yrs, or with health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, lung or heart disease; or conditions that affect their immune system.
According to the Chinese CDC, 81% of people with confirmed COVID-19 infection had no/mild pneumonia, 14% had severe disease and critical disease was reported in 5%. The proportion of severely ill patients appears to vary by location and by demographics. For example, in mid-March, in Italy the estimated case fatality rate was 7.2%, while the estimated case fatality rate in mid-March in South Korea was 0.9%. The median age of patients with infection was 64 years in Italy, whereas in Korea, the median age was in the 40s. This fourth webinar will focus on will focus on protecting high-risk patients, managing severely ill patients and the role of high flow oxygen. It will draw from experience from Nigeria, South Africa and the US.
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 next (fifth) webinar in a fortnight will focus on “Getting Children and Youth into School or College safely from the Medical Perspective”.
Please register to participate. And do share with relevant colleagues. Thank you.
Recording of previous webinars and presentations are available at:
Mr. Asishana Okauru, Director General, Nigeria Governors' Forum, Abuja, Nigeria
Dr. Oluyemisi Abdulsalam, MD, FACE, FACP Attending Physician/Endocrinologist Nigeria/USA
Dr. Confidence Moloko, General Practitioner/Independent Consultant, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Dr. Kofo Ogunyankin, Cardiologist, Co- Medical Director, First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos
Dr. Peter Puplampu, Head Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana, USA
Dr. Mesfin Seifu, Critical Care Medicine Specialist and Pulmonologist, Galion Ohio
Prof. Elias S. Siraj, MD, Dr. Med., FACP, FACE, Chief Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, East Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Dr. Bedri Yusuf, MD, MBA; Chief Physician Executive, Northeast Georgia Physician Group, Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Adefunke Olawaiye MD, DCH Family Physician/Integrative Medicine
01:00 – 01:05 pm Welcome – P2P
01:05 – 01:10 pm Introduction of Special Guest(s) – Anadach
01:10 – 01:20 pm Opening Remarks - Mr. Asishana Okauru, Director General at Nigeria Governors' Forum
01:50 – 02:15 pm Interactive Discussion including questions from the audience Moderator – Dr. Adefunke Olawaiye
02:25 – 02:35 pm Managing Severely ill Covid19 patients – the Ghanaian Experience Dr. Peter Puplampu
02:45 – 03:10 pm Interactive Discussion including questions from the Audience Moderator - Dr. Bedri Yusuf
03:10 – 03:15 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).