EHS-COVID (192) Webinar: COVID-19 Pandemic Response in Conflict Zones, 30 January 2021

19 January, 2021

With thanks to Public Health in the Arab World discussion forum. Are you able to participate in this event? If so, please contact me so we can synergise:



Dr. Ihlas Altinci


Sexual and Reproductive Health Adviser, CARE INTERNATIONAL

Dr Ihlas Altinci has almost ten years experience practicing as family doctor in Syria before moving to Turkey in 2013. Since 2013, She has been remotely managing health, nutrition and sexual and reproductive health project inside Syria working for different International organizations like World Vision, Relief International and CARE International.

Manar Marzouk


COVID-19 International Modelling Consortium, University of Oxford

Manar Marzouk currently working with the COVID-19 International Modelling Consortium (CoMo) at the University of Oxford on modelling the impact of COVID-19 mitigation measures in different regions in Syria. Her research focus on health policy and health systems in refugee and conflict settings. She has partaken in several projects on health systems and policy analysis in different countries in the MENA region.

Dr. Mohammad Abu Rayya


Health Consultant, Ard El-Insan Palestinian Benevolent Association

Dr. Mohammad Abu Rayya is a health consultant for Ard El-Insan Palestinian Benevolent Association in Gaza for Child Health and Nutrition. His 11 years of experience, notably his work on nutritional health education, has greatly impacted the community in nutritional-related health issues through behaviour modification.

Dr. Walid Daoud


Director of Chest Department of Shifa Hospital, Gaza

Dr. Walid Abdelsalam Yousef Daoud is a director of Chest Department of Shifa Hospital in Gaza since 2006. He also a part-time Assistant Professor of Chest Medicine at Al-Azhar University in Gaza. His 30 years of work experience and 20 years as educator made him a notable figure in chest medicine. His specialty in chest medicine has an impact on local and international level can be seen through his appointment as National Tuberculosis Program Manager of Palestine and Tuberculosis expert in the World Health Organization (WHO).[...]


With reference to the above, Hospitals Beyond Boundaries (HBB) is a nonprofit organization that was established in Malaysia in 2012. From the very outset, HBB has focused on helping improve the health of vulnerable and impoverished communities by building clinics and providing medical assistance. During the past eight years, HBB has invested most of its efforts in Cambodia and Malaysia, but it plans to expand its activity to other parts of the world. I am writing on behalf of Hospitals Beyond Boundaries (HBB), to cordially invite you to participate in our Second COVID-19 International Webinar.

The details of the webinar are as follows:

Date: 30 January 2021, Saturday

Time: 5.30 - 7.00pm (MYT) / 9.30a.m - 11.00p.m (UTC +0)

Venue: Online (Zoom)

Topic: Diverse Outlook: COVID-19 Pandemic Response in Conflict Zones

This webinar focuses on how the medical and healthcare professionals in conflict zones work in COVID-19 Pandemic. Our guest speakers are from Turkey, Syria and Palestine. Each of the speakers has a different experience and background in the medical and healthcare industry. To find out more about our guest speakers and the webinar, visit our website: (

Registration details regarding the webinar have been attached below in form of QR code or you can visit the link ( This email for your perusal and the publicity materials to share with your members. Thank you in advance for your attention and cooperation. Should there be any inquiries at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Best wishes, Neil

Coordinator, WHO-HIFA Collaboration: HIFA project on Essential Health Services and COVID-19

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