Coronavirus (876) Next webinar in the series on COVID-19 knowledge sharing // COVID-19 & pregnancy: maternal and neonatal labour/delivery outcomes, and considerations for vertical transmission

5 August, 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

Building a Community of Practice on COVID-19 Case Management


Title: COVID-19 & Pregnancy: Maternal and neonatal labour/delivery outcomes, and recommendations for care of pregnant women

Date: Friday August-7

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

Languages: English, French, Portuguese

Audience: Gynecologists, Obstetricians, Midwives, Clinicians and Health professionals supporting the COVID-19 response, Partners, Policymakers, Researchers, MoH staff, WHO staff.

Agenda Time




Welcome remarks

Dr KASOLO, Francis Chisaka

Director, Office of the Regional Director, WHO/AFRO


Presentation of current evidence on:

The labour and delivery outcomes of pregnant women diagnosed with COVID-19

Dr KARAMAGI, Humphrey Cyprian

Senior Technical Officer, WHO/AFRO


Findings from the living systematic on pregnancy and COVID-19 and key recommendations for care of pregnant women within COVID-19


Medical Officer, WHO/Geneva


Discussion on two cases studies

* * Case-study One: Findings on clinical characteristics and outcomes of COVID-infected pregnant women managed at the Douala Gyno Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital (15 mn)

* * Case Study Two: Experience in managing pregnancy, delivery and post-natal care in the context of Covid-19 in Algeria (15 mn)

* * Dr Alphonse NGALAME, Gynecologist-Obstetrician, Cameroon

* * Dr Manseur FADILA, Gynecologist-Obstetrician, Algeria,


Moderated discussions of issues from participants

Dr OLADAPO, Olufemi Taiwo

Medical Officer, WHO/Geneva

16.00 - 16.10

Closing Remarks

Dr KASOLO, Francis Chisaka

Director, Office of the Regional Director, WHO/AFRO

Please Register for this webinar through the zoom link below

HIFA profile: Pascal Mouhouelo is Head Librarian at WHO/AFRO. He is also a trainer for biomedical researchers using the HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme, which offers free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical not-for-profit institutions in developing countries. He is also Coordinator of the African Index Medicus and the lead author of a PLOS Medicine 2006 article "Where There Is No Internet: Delivering Health Information via the Blue Trunk Libraries." which describes a practical way to address the local absence of internet and contemporary medical textbooks in many African health care settings. Pascal is a member of the HIFA working group on Library and Information Services and is also a HIFA Country representative.

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