Coronavirus (791) WHO/AFRO Webinar series on COVID-19 Policy Brief

2 July, 2020

Background / overview

As COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, knowledge is rapidly being generated through research and analysis on different aspects of the outbreak. This information needs to reach decision makers in a reliable manner, and so guide the decision-making process at all levels. To facilitate this process, the WHO Regional Office for Africa has been producing policy briefs on specific areas of knowledge. These rapid policy briefs are based on a quick scan of the existing quality evidence around a specific issue for which decision makers require guidance.

WHO/AFRO Webinar series on COVID-19 Policy Brief

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As COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, knowledge is rapidly being generated through research and analysis on different aspects of the outbreak. This information needs to reach decision makers in a reliable manner, and so guide the decision-making process at all levels. To facilitate this process, the WHO Regional Office for Africa has been producing policy briefs on specific areas of knowledge. These rapid policy briefs are based on a quick scan of the existing quality evidence around a specific issue for which decision makers require guidance.

Date: Friday July-3 2020

Time: 14:30 to 16:00 (Brazzaville Time)

Languages: English with simultaneous interpretation in French and Portuguese

Audience: The webinar will be opened to WHO staff, MoHs staff, Partners, Policymakers, Researchers, and Health professionals supporting the COVID-19 response.

Please Register for this webinar through the zoom link below

https://echo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_csGIfr3vSJiYIqqZnHjSGg

Agenda

14.30 – 14.35

Welcome remarks by WHO Senior Management

Dr Francis Kasolo

Coordinator at the ORD – WHO/AFRO

14.35-14.45

Introduction of the current evidence

Dr. Humphrey Karamagi

Senior Technical Officer at the ARD – WHO/AFRO

14.45-15.30

Discussion of experience and views from subject matter experts

(15 minutes each):

Professor Elizabeth Molyneux

Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi

Professor Andrew Argent

Head of Department of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Cape Town and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s hospital – South Africa

Dr Pasem Ahmed

Head of Department of Resuscitation and continuing Care unit at the Rambouillet Central Hospital - France

15.30-16.00

Moderated discussions of issues from participants

Dr Ambrose Talisuna

Regional Advisor - WHO/AFRO

Dr Appiah John

Consultant Case Management - WHO/AFRO

16.00 - 16.10

Closing Remarks

Dr Francis Kasolo

Coordinator at the ORD – WHO/AFRO