Coronavirus (591) Addressing COVID-19 in LMIC by Strengthening Online Education May 14, 2020

13 May, 2020

Webinar registration site:

Dear All

This webinar will feature stories from multiple perspectives: faculty (academic staff), professional staff, and students. The panelists will share their experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, lessons learned so far, and the questions that still remain unanswered for the future of online education in LMIC. Furthermore, it continues to discuss the issues around e-learning that were discussed in the article E-learning in Medical Education in Resource-constrained Low and Middle Income Countries ( )

Full information is on the registration website


Sheila Jagannathan is Lead Learning Specialist and Program Manager of the Online Learning Campus( ( OLC )which is part of the Development Economics Knowledge Management practice of the World Bank.

Dr. Masego Kabaetse is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Botswana in the Faculty of Medicine.

Gloria Ibrahim is e-learning specialist working with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCO)

Jan Andrew Zubiri is a graduate student who has developed an app to crowdsource resources on COVID-19 in the Philippines.

Their full bio is on the registration website

MODERATORS: Dr. (Prof) Yianna Vovides and Dr. (Prof.) Seble Frehywot

Once a person has registered, guidance for how to log in to the meeting will be sent via email.

Webinar Date/Time: May 14, 2020

8:00-9:00 am EST

12:00pm-1:00pm GMT

Kind Regards


Seble L Frehywot MD, MHSA

Associate Professor of Global Health and Health Policy

Department of Global Health & Department of Health Policy & Management

Director of Global Health Equity On-Line Learning

Atlantic Philanthropy-Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Program

Milken Institute School of Public Health

The George Washington University

950 New Hampshire Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20052

Tel: 202-994-4311

Fax: 202-994-3472

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HIFA profile: Seble Frehywot is Associate Research Professor of Health Policy and Global Health at the George Washington University, USA. She has worked in Asia, Africa and the United States in the fields of medicine, public health, international & national health policy analysis, health policy analysis capacity-building, and health services research and program management. Her research and policy analysis focus is on developing countries health workforce and health systems issues with a main focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Health Human Resource and Health Systems development and strengthening issues. She teaches International Comparative Health Systems course at the GWU. seblelf AT