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With increasing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases still rising daily in several African countries, while others are addressing the challenges of safely opening their economies after a lockdown, the difficulty of the economic consequences of the pandemic is felt in all countries. This economic impact, in some countries, has been worse than the immediate consequences of the pandemic and may have a lasting impact on the health sector. Thus, it is important to note that, while dealing with changing hospital admission and exposure rates, many healthcare providers are faced with the economic reality of treating or admitting COVID-19 cases. This is often with limited access to testing, yet having to address other critical health issues such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDs,
and increasing non communicable diseases such as diabetes and its complication, hypertension and its complications, cancers.
People to People, Inc. (P2P) and Anadach Group hereby invite you to participate in the seventh session of our webinar series “Breaking the vicious cycle between the COVID-19 pandemic and other health issues, and the negative impact on the economy”, drawing from countries earlier affected in the pandemic than most African countries. The goal of these webinars 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.
The clinical spectrum of COVID-19 varies from asymptomatic or pauci-symptomatic forms, to clinical conditions characterized by respiratory failure, which 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.
The effective response to the pandemic which included social distancing measures in many countries resulted in significant economic slowdowns affecting all parts of the economy including agriculture, financial services, education etc. This was also exacerbated by the synchronized economic decline across the world affecting trading partners, and collapsed demand for commodities, services and products. According to the World Bank, “the pandemic puts at risk the decade's progress in building human capital, including the improvements in health, survival rates, school enrollment, and reduced stunting.” However, this decline in human capital could also significantly interrupt the “African Rising” story of the 21st century.
This webinar will discuss practical measures on reducing the negative economic impact on the health of Africans, and the importance of reducing any further negative impacts on health status and health delivery systems.
Please register to participate. And do share with relevant colleagues. Thank you.
Our series of webinars 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. Recording of previous webinars and presentations are available at:
Dr. Babatunde Omilola - Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Mr. Gyude Moore, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development, and Former Minister of Public Work of Liberia
Professor Mammo Muchie, DST/NRF Research Professor on Science, Technology and Innovation for Development at Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Professor Lemma W. Senbet - William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance at the Smith School of the University of Maryland, College Park; Director of the Center for Financial Policy.
Dr. Feseha Woldu, Vice President for Population Programs and Community Affairs, MedStar Health, Washington DC (Moderator)
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).