Coronavirus (215) FW: E-Conference: The Epidemiology and Economics of Coronavirus

25 March, 2020

Dear colleagues,

Useful aspects [below] to be looked at and analyzed during a webinar coming up on Monday with SDSN including its director, Professor Jeffrey Sachs in the speakers.



Tatjana Kobb, MD

Adjunct Professor

MS Global Studies & International Relations

Northeastern University | College of Professional Studies

T:+1 617 586 5697



HIFA profile: Tatjana Kobb Tatjana Kobb is a Medical Doctor and founder of Boston Sustainability Advising. She has worked on developing strategic programs for international organizations, national services providers and universities from UNICEF and WHO to Qatar Petroleum and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. In the past decades she has mastered stakeholder engagement and relationship management toward building strategic partnerships to ensure each organization’s mission can be realized to ensure the best interest of the served community. She is passionate about leading and enabling delivery of best services and products in line with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and implementation of the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact. Working on reaching the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by stakeholder engagement and performance improvement of governments and organizations she has a role in mentoring and supporting executives, as well as youth leaders in their career transition and development is in addition to her PhD work at the IEDC Bled School of Management and the GRI G4 reporting she conducts. She is a HIFA Country Representative and member of the HIFA working group on Information for Citizens, Parents and Children and the HIFA working group on Mobile Healthcare Information for All.

Subject - E-Conference: The Epidemiology and Economics of Coronavirus

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you are staying safe during this trying time, and that you can join us on Monday for an E-Conference on COVID-19.

The COVID-19 global health pandemic is rapidly changing the ways we live and work. In the age of sustainable development and at a time when the world is working towards achieving the SDGs, this disease is complicating SDG implementation efforts as well as posing a real risk to achieving targets on communicable disease, education, life expectancy, and decent work. This virtual conference will examine the implications of COVID-19 for public health and the SDGs, as well as make recommendations on science-based responses.

Confirmed Speakers:

Yanis Ben Amor, Columbia University, USA

Ozge Karadag Caman, Columbia University, USA

Alison P. Galvani, Yale University, USA

Antoni Plasencia, Director General, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain

Giovanni Rezza, Director of the Department of Infectious Disease, Italian Health Institute, Italy

Rino Rappuoli, GSK Vaccines, Italy

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, SDSN, and University Professor, Columbia University, USA

Nísia Trindade Lima, President, Fiocruz, Brazil

A flier is attached and registration is open online [ ]. The event is open to the public, so feel free to forward if you know others who would be interested.

Warm regards,


Lauren Barredo

Head of Partnerships

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

475 Riverside Drive Suite 530, New York NY 10115