Coronavirus (587) Health needs of slum dwellers & COVID-19: UH CoP webinar @ Wed May 13 at 1 UTC

11 May, 2020

Dear HIFA members

The Health Research Program's Urban Health Community of Practice invites you to attend the upcoming webinar “Addressing the health needs of urban slum dwellers in the context of COVID-19” on Wednesday, May 13 at 9:00 a.m. EDT (1 p.m. UTC). Expert panelists will include Dr. Jason Corburn of UC Berkeley, Dr. Blessing Mberu of APHRC, Dr. Sathy Rajasekharan of Kuboresha Afya Mitaani, Dr. Yvonne Mugerwa of Kampala MaNe, and Dr. Raz Stevenson of USAID. This webinar will shed light on the impact of COVID-19 on some of the world's most vulnerable and least understood populations, as well as offer implications for policy and practice. The Community of Practice aims to foster technical exchange, collaboration, learning, capacity building, and resource mobilization. Click here to attend the webinar, view our UH CoP page, or join the UH CoP.

Addressing the health needs of urban slum dwellers in the context of COVID-19


Welcome: Dr. Cudjoe Bennett, USAID -5 min

Highlights from the recently published article Slum Health: Arresting COVID-19 and Improving Well-Being in Urban Informal Settlements and some insights from APHRC's work in Nairobi informal settlements: Dr. Blessing Mberu, APHRC - 5 min

Observations from health facilities in Nairobi: Dr. Sathy Rajasekharan, Kuboresha Afya Mitaani - 5 min

Examples from health facilities in Kampala: Dr. Yvonne Mugerwa, Kampala MaNe Project - 5 min

Observations and examples of the impact from Tanzania: Dr. Raz Stevenson, USAID - 5 min

Implications for policy and practice: Dr. Jason Corburn, University of California, Berkeley - 10 min

Q&A - 25 min


Sara A. Holtz, DrPH MPH

CIRCLE Community of Practice and MNCH Advisor

Social Solutions International, Inc.


6153 Executive Blvd, Rockville MD, 20852

HIFA profile: Sara Holtz is Communities of Practice and MNCH Advisor, CIRCLE Project, Social Solutions International. She coordinates global communities of practice for possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI), care-seeking & referral for MNCH in developing countries, and urban MNCH in sub-Saharan Africa for USAID's Health Research Program. For information: sholtz AT