EHS-COVID (33) Webinar: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children

12 November, 2020

The message below is forwarded from our sister forum CHIFA (child health and rights). You can join CHIFA here:

Dear colleagues

Please see the following information about a valuable webinar organised by ISSOP (the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health) and colleagues, on the global experience of children with COVID 19.

Tony Waterston

CHIFA profile: Tony Waterston is a retired consultant paediatrician who worked mainly in the community in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He spent 6 years working in Zambia and Zimbabwe and directed the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Diploma in Palestinian Child Health teaching programme in the occupied Palestinian territories. He was an Editor of the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics and is on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Social Pediatrics. His academic interests are child poverty, advocacy for child health and children's rights. He is currently the lead moderator of CHIFA He is also a member of the HIFA Steering Group.

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Dear friends,

Please join us on December 9th for a webinar detailing and discussing the global experience of children with SARS-CoV-2.

There is much left to learn about the virus and it is important to tap into the global experience of our colleagues.

Please distribute this Flyer as widely as possible and encourage your colleagues to join us.

Stay safe.

Jeff Goldhagen, President of ISSOP

Global Experience of Children with SARS-CoV-2

December 9, 2020 at 08:00—10:00 EST via Zoom

Please pre-register up to 15 minutes prior to the presentation at:

This exciting webinar features invited social pediatricians from around the globe to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children.

These speakers and their presentations embody expertise in child rights from North and Latin America, Europe, Africa, and India.

After presentations, the speakers will convene for questions and discussion.

Raul Mercer, M.D.

Coordinator, Social Sciences & Health, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales; Durand Hospital; Buenos Aires, Argentina

Angela Okolo, M.D.

Advisor, Nigerian Society for Neonatal Medicine; Federal Medical Center; Asaba, Nigeria;

Dodi D. Meyer, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Community Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center; New York, NY

Barbara Rubio, M.D.

Associate Professor, European University of Madrid; Hospital Universitario de Getafe; ISSOP General Secretary; Madrid, Spain

Rajeev Seth, M.D.

Medical Director, Child Health and Developmental Centre;

President-Elect, ISPCAN;

New Delhi, India

Moderators: Rita Nathawad, M.D. and Jeff Goldhagen, M.D.


1. To understand the differential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in countries with diverse social, cultural, and economic environments.

2. To learn from the global inequities caused by the pandemic in order to address inequities in child health and well-being.

3. To project what the global post-COVID future will look like for children.


Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator,