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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 invite you to participate in our webinar series on the Medical Management in COVID-19, drawing from countries earlier in the Pandemic than most African countries. The goal of this webinar is to share clinical and management practice and create a platform for healthcare professionals to interact on clinical management and related across several areas.  Given that the clinical experience during the COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, it is important that clinicians are aware the best way 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 which 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. Future webinars will cover other specialties.  The next (third) webinar in a fortnight will focus on “Diagnostic challenges in adults and children, including testing”.

Please register here to participate.

The discussion will be facilitated by the Anadach team and P2P.


Special Guest of Honor

Dr. Anthony Wutoh, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Howard University, Washington DC (tbc)



Dr. Nwando Anyaoku, Executive Medical Director of Pediatrics at Swedish Health Systems, Seattle, Washington

Dr. Richard Ajayi, Chairman Governing Board, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Executive Vice Chairman, Bridge Clinic, Chairman, Synlab Nigeria

Dr. Seife Yohannes, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and Vice Chair of the Department of Critical Care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC

Prof. Dawd Siraj,  Director of the UW Health Travel Clinic, Associate Program Director for Infectious Diseases Fellowship and Director of the Global Health Pathway at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • 12:00 – 12:05 pm   Welcome - Anadach

  • 12:05 – 12:10 pm   Introduction of Special Guest(s) – P2P

  • 12:10 – 12:20 pm   Opening Remarks, Dr. Anthony Wutoh, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Howard University, Washington DC (tbc)

  • 12:20 – 12:30 pm   Getting Your Hospital Ready for COVID 19 – a view from Washington State, Dr. Nwando Anyaoku,DOWNLOAD PPT

  • 12:40 – 12:40 pm   Building a new COVID19 isolation Center and getting your facilities ready for COVID 19 –  Dr. Richard Ajayi , DOWNLOAD PPT

  • 12:40 – 12:50 pm   Getting a multi-facility hospital group ready for COVID 19 – Dr. Siefe Yohannes

  • 01.55 – 02.00 pm   Thanks/Future Announcements  - Anadach/P2P

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Dr. Nwando Anyaoku


Dr. Nwando Anyaoku, MPH, MBA is Executive Medical Director of Pediatrics at Swedish Health Systems, the largest nonprofit healthcare system in Washington State.  She has also forged a strategic alliance with a large children’s hospital to plan, build and create a comprehensive pediatric program which is scheduled to go live in the fall of 2020. As the institute leader for children’s services, she is part of the leadership team responsible for planning and preparing the organization and its workforce for the COVID pandemic surge.  She also serves on the women and children’s institute executive leadership council and the population health roundtable. In the last few months, Dr. Anyaoku has taken on a second role as the Medical Director of Medicaid Strategy for Population Health in which role she is responsible to work with various teams and  partners to optimize care for patients of all ages on Medicaid and Medicaid risk contracts for Swedish.


Dr. Richard Ajayi


Dr. Richard Ajayi is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, United Kingdom. He has built many healthcare businesses and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and the Lagos Business School. He now focuses on Governance and Direction and is on the board of  Bridge Clinic, Synlab Laboratories, Medicentre Primary care businesses in the Nigerian private sector. He Chairs the Board of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and is a member of the steering committee of the Young Presidents Organization that built and managed a COVID Isolation Centre to support the Lagos State COVID response.


Dr. Seife Yohannes


Dr. Seife Yohannes is Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine and Infectious Diseases.  He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and Vice Chair of the Department of Critical Care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a 960 bed tertiary hospital in Washington DC.  During the COVID19 Pandemic, Dr. Yohannes led a Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Clinical Advisory Group across 8 hospitals in the MedStar system that stayed on top of the developing clinical literature and developed and updated several clinical practice guidelines.  He also developed a COVID19 Early Warning System that monitored patients on the floors for worsening respiratory distress and implemented early intervention and triage to ICU.  Dr. Yohannes has also participated in the development of a clinical registry of COVID19 patients to analyze data and learn more about the pandemic.

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Professor. Dawd Siraj


Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH & TM is a Professor of Medicine, Director of the UW Health Travel Clinic, Associate Program Director for Infectious Diseases Fellowship and Director of the Global Health Pathway at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He obtained his medical degree from Jimma Institute of Health Sciences, Ethiopia, and completed his fellowship and Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University, New Orleans. Dr. Siraj provides clinical training in HIV care, Hepatitis infections and Tropical Disease for fellows in Infectious Diseases. His research and clinical interests’ center around improving health equity and healthcare delivery in USA and Ethiopia, with a focus on infection control and infectious diseases. He has been a member of the Diaspora Advisory council on COVID and a member of the COVID-19 Task force and advising the Minister of Health of Ethiopia during the COVID pandemic.


Dr. Kebede Begna


Dr. Begna is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Consultant Jaematologist, practicing at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is co-director of Global-bridge oncology. He received his medical degree from Gondar University in Ethiopia.  He was an attending physician and an assistant professor at the Jimma University in Ethiopia prior to his migration to the United States. He finished internal medicine residency at St. Vincent Medical College, an affiliate of New York Medical College, where he was the Chief Resident. He completed hematology and medical oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota, and later joined the Mayo Clinic, Division of Hematology in Rochester, Minnesota. He currently serves as Vice chair of People to People, on the board of Ethio-American Doctors Group, Inc., and executive member of the Ethiopian Diaspora high-level advisor council on Covid-19.


Dr. Kechi Achebe


Dr. Achebe, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, International Development and Relief Consulting Group  is a public health physician, a scientist, and is a globally recognized expert in the health field and the field of international development.  She has spent the last 15+ years leading the health and HIV divisions of Africare and Save the Children USA, both international NGOs with headquarters in Washington DC. Serving as Director for the office of Health and HIV/AIDS (OHHA) at Africare and then the Senior Director for HIV/AIDS and TB programs, as well as the team leader for the Global Fund Account Management team at Save the Children USA, she was tireless in providing high-quality technical expertise and international development assistance and leadership in Africa, and all over the world, as well as mobilizing funds successfully, for both organizations. At Save the Children USA, she also led the partnership with the Global Fund in Geneva.

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