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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 “Effective Public Health Measures including leveraging technology - Experience from several countries”, 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).
In response to COVID-19, countries around the world have put in place a range of public health and social measures, which are actions by individuals, institutions, communities, local and national governments, and international bodies, to suppress or stop community spread of COVID-19.
However, the implementation and results of such measures have varied by country. Some countries were able to rapidly curtail the spread of COVID-19 within weeks and significantly limit the impact of disease to few deaths e.g. New Zealand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mauritius while several others have struggled with controlling the disease.
In several countries, cases of abuse increased and concerns about social development and longer-term impact of learning outcomes intensified – even in countries with widespread availability to virtual learning. Several countries have had different approaches to return to schooling (a few countries never shutdown). As the new school year approaches in several African countries – the issue of having children and youth return to school safely is an increasingly important issue. Reopening colleges and universities during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic poses a special challenge worldwide.
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.
Please register to participate. And do share with relevant colleagues. Thank you.
Recording of previous webinars and presentations are available at:
Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate, Global Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank/ Director, Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF)
Hon. Keith Martin MD, PC, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Dr. Tran Anh Tu, Communicable Diseases Control Dept., National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi Vietnam
Dr. Godfrey Sikipa, Chief Executive Officer, COMPRE Health Services, and Member of the Presidential Advisory Council to the President of Zimbabwe
Dr. Olaolu Aderinola, COVID-19 Incident Manager and Coordinator of National Emergency Operations Center, Nigeria
Mr. Morewane, National Department of Health Chief Director: Primary Healthcare and National Coordinator of South Africa's anti-COVID-19 Programme (TBC)
Dr. Yonas Goda, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic, USA
Hon. Keith Martin MD, PC，Founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health
(CUGH), based in Washington, DC
Prof. Girma Tefera, MD, FACS, Chair, Division of Vascular Surgery and Vice Chair of Global Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Busola Shonowo, Senior Associate, Anadach Consulting
1.00 – 1.10 pm: Welcome/Introduction of Special Guests– Anadach/P2P
1.10 – 1.25 pm: Opening Remarks：Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate, Global Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, Director, Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF)
1.25 – 1.35 pm: Distinguished Speaker - Hon. Keith Martin MD, PC
1:35 – 1:45 pm: Keeping the Public Safe- the Vietnam Experience - Dr. Tran Anh Tu
1:45 – 1:55 pm: Addressing Public Health Issues and Flattening the Curve – Zimbabwe - Dr. Godfrey Sikipa, Download presentations
1.55 – 2.10 pm: Interactive Discussion including questions from the audience Moderated by Prof. Girma Tefera
2:10 – 2:20 pm: Experience from addressing Public Health issues in Nigeria - Dr. Olaolu Aderinola
2.20 – 2.30 pm: Lessons from South Africa - Mr. Morewane
2:30 – 2:40 pm: Understanding Mental Health Crisis linked to COVID19 - Dr. Yonas Goda
2.40 – 3.00 pm: Interactive Discussion including questions from the audience Moderated by Dr. Busola Shonowo
3.00 – 3.05 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).