COVID-19 Past Events

Past Events

COVID-19 and Telemedicine: Ready, Set, Click
June 25 | 10am to 11:30am (GMT -04:00) (webinar to be held in Spanish with an audio channel for English)

The Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health of the Pan American Health Organization, in collaboration with the Social Protection and Health Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are pleased to invite you to the 2nd Webinar “COVID-19 & Telemedicine: Ready, set, click”. This is part of the Series: Share-Listen-Act, COVID 19: The potential of Digital Health and Information Systems for Health in the fight against the pandemic.

Objective: To debate with experts, specialized networks, international organizations and academic institutions on the needs of the countries in the response to the pandemic and the opportunities presented by Telemedicine.

Global Digital Health Network Monthly Meeting: COVID 19 Data Systems – Experience Sharing
June 29 | 8:00-9:30 am EDT 

With the advent of the COVID 19 pandemic, organizations and individuals have had to adapt to new ways of operating, mainly due to lockdowns and other prophylactic public health measures implemented by governments around the globe. New ways have doing business have emerged, with government leaders around the world coming under a lot of pressure to steer the epidemic response within their countries. Public health systems in resource limited settings have been hardly prepared to deal with the urgent need for data to inform implementation of non- pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs). Most of these countries have implemented a hybrid of electronic and manual data collection systems in the public health facilities, primarily through PEPFAR support. The data needed to inform COVID 19 epidemic response however comes from varied data sources outside the health facilities some of which include ports of entry, quarantine centers, national public health laboratories, COVID 19 treatment centers, communities etc. Development and deployment of digital solutions on the other hand is often a time consuming and resource intensive exercise. This has presented an opportunity to apply the principles of global goods and adapt/ re-use some of the open source systems that were previously developed and implemented in HIV programs to save on cost and time to deployment. We mapped the systems available, developed roadmaps to quickly adapt the core and deploy interoperability layers to pull data from the various systems and data sources. This presentation will look at 2 case studies on how these systems have been adapted and deployed in Kenya and Nigeria and discuss some challenges encountered and lessons learnt.

Community-based service delivery during the
pandemic in fragile and humanitarian settings
Tuesday, June 30th | 9:00 -10:00 AM EDT

Fragile, conflict, and humanitarian settings present complex and often unique challenges to the delivery of quality essential health and nutrition interventions both at community and health facility level. The COVID-19 pandemic and the response needs have crippled health systems in many countries around the world, especially in resource constrained and humanitarian settings. While almost all populations across globe have suffered, ensuring continued provision of essential services has been most difficult for the most marginalized and deprived populations often living in fragile contexts. As health facilities struggle to maintain minimum capacity for continued service delivery and adequate infection prevention and control measures for service continuity, and as medical/pharmaceutical supply chains suffer critical lapses, maintaining and supporting community-based prevention and curative services for children has become even more essential. Community based mechanisms have the potential to address several COVID-19 related challenges.

The Lives in the Balance COVID-19 Summit for the Health and Well-being of Women, Children and Adolescents
July 1-2

The summit aims to:

Pause and REFLECT on the global response to COVID-19 and provide an opportunity for introspection to better prepare for the healthy recovery that the world needs.

SHARE best practices for COVID-19 response from a variety of stakeholders, including how agencies and organizations have rapidly adapted program activities during the pandemic while maintaining quality programming and communications.

COLLABORATE and ACT as we forge a path forward with innovative approaches, new partnerships and an energized community to work together to advance the health and well-being of Women, Children, and Adolescents.

Learning to Treat COVID-19 Clinical Trials and Developing Therapeutics During a Pandemic
Jun 24, 2020 | 05:00 PM ET

The webinar will be the tenth in a series designed to rapidly and regularly provide trustworthy scientific analysis of the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak for health care/public health professionals.
In this webinar, we will examine the need and process for novel strategies in clinical trials for COVID-19, explore the current best practices for treatment of COVID-19 for the people with varying degrees of severity and discuss the promising clinical trials for both treatment and prevention.


Designing digital tools for COVID-19 response for and with the User
Tuesday, June 9 | 10-11am EST/ 2-3pm GMT

Now more than ever, organizations need to put people at the heart of their decision-making processes and in their design of digital technologies to better support the global COVID-19 response. Success is determined by how we ease the human experience of the crisis and adjust our programming by engaging in two-way communication while practicing physical distancing and adapting to new User needs in a rapidly changing environment.

Noncommunicable Diseases and the Decade of Action: Where Are We? Where Are We Going?
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT 

This session will focus on highlighting and understanding the progress we have made in addressing NCDs in the past decade which saw three United Nations High-Level Meetings on noncommunicable diseases. This progress will be framed within the context of the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 in which people living with NCDs are more likely to experience morbidity and mortality from COVD-19.

A Dialogue: Community-based Health Care in the Context of COVID-19
10 June | 8-9:30am EDT / 12:00 GMT / 15:00 NBO / 17:30 Delhi

The bilingual (English/French) webinar will be an interactive discussion with community health champions and will include remarks from Ministries of Health of Gambia and Afghanistan, perspective from UNICEF Kenya, as well as reflections from an NGO – Save the Children in DRC, and the direct voice of a Community Health Worker from Togo.

The Road to Immunity During COVID-19 — Developing and Distributing a Vaccine
June 10 | 5-6:30 p.m. ET

The ninth COVID-19 Conversations webinar will include the basics of vaccine development, how developing a vaccine for COVID-19 differs from “traditional” vaccine development, and what actions can be taken now and in the coming months to ensure our supply chain is ready to manufacture millions of doses of a vaccine.

Ariadne Labs’ Year-End Health System Innovation Meeting: A Focus on COVID-19 
June 11 | 4 – 5:30 PM EDT

Ariadne Labs’ Community Meeting: Health System Innovation in the Time of COVID-19 will be held virtually on June 11, 2020, from 4 pm – 5:30 pm EDT. This year’s meeting will recognize the work of the Ariadne Labs research community to develop, test, and spread innovative, evidence-based solutions to protect patients and providers around the world in the midst of COVID-19.

Ariadne Labs’ Community Meeting

Exploring Digital Platforms for Family Planning during Covid-19
Thursday, June 11, 2020  | 7:00 – 8:00 am EDT/11:00 – 12:00 pm GMT/4:00 – 5:00 Pakistan (PKT)

The response to COVID-19 has created multiple challenges for women seeking to avoid unintended pregnancies. Police check-points, vigilantes, misinformation on clinic access and loss of income, just to name a few. Digital health platforms can empower people/women with on-demand information services, offer support through reminders and refer clients to e-pharmacies or online consultations. These platforms can also serve as a bridge to specific healthcare points and provide continuity for FP clients seeking refills, method switching, and other contraceptive services.

Respuesta Digital a COVID-19 basada en Software Libre
Jun 12, 2020 | 08:00 AM in Guatemala

Como parte de la respuesta de los gobiernos nacionales y sub-nacionales a la pandemia de COVID-19, se han utilizado las tecnologías digitales para apoyar la misma, generando una avalancha de soluciones y servicios digitales por parte de la industria del Software. Sin embargo, muchos países se han apoyado en el Software Libre y Código Abierto, sobre todo en soluciones con ya una historia sólida en respuesta a temas de salud pública. En este conversatorio virtual, conoceremos las distintas perspectivas de las soluciones líderes

Understanding the Unique Challenges & Opportunities of Combating COVID-19 in LMICs
Jun 15, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDT

As part of AMIA’s ongoing COVID-19 Webinar Series, and in partnership with PATH’s Digital Square initiative, we turn to the parts of the global health community outside the initial epicenters of Europe, East Asia, and the United States. During this presentation, we will hear from health informatics leaders in Uganda, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo who will discuss unique challenges and opportunities facing their countries, as they seek to contain, mitigate, and suppress COVID-19. We will also hear from an AMIA member expert who has developed a framework to help countries around the globe leverage research, policy, and practice in tandem as they fight this global pandemic.

How Can We Holistically Address Equity, Conservation, Reproductive Health, & Livelihood Needs During the Global Pandemic?
Wednesday, June 3 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET; 5:00 – 6:00 pm EAT

This webinar will focus on the impacts of the global economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic on vulnerable people, particularly women, who live in remote, biodiverse regions of Africa adjacent to national parks and protected areas and rely on conservation-related tourism revenue. Panelists will bridge the gap between ongoing parallel discussions about the impact of COVID-19 in the RH/equity sector and the environmental conservation/livelihoods sector. The discussion will elevate innovative ways of thinking about tangible solutions as the RH and conservation communities work to meet the needs of rural people facing new challenges due to the pandemic. Sponsored by: PRB’s PACE project, Global Fund for Women, African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation Through Public Health (Uganda) and Family Planning 2020

29th Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture by The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Real-time analysis of COVID-19: epidemiology, statistics and modelling in action 
3 June 2020 | 16:00 – 17:30 BST 

Join Prof Christl Donnelly for this year’s Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture where she will explore the real-time analysis of COVID-19 using epidemiology, statistics and modelling.

WASH in Healthcare Settings in the context of COVID-19
Thursday, June 4 │ 8:00 am EDT │ 6:00 am MDT │ 5:00 am PDT

This week’s speakers:
Maggie Montgomery, World Health Organization
Pratibha Singh, UNICEF India
Corrie Kramer, UNICEF Mozambique
Ana Paula Cardoso Thuzine, Mozambique Ministry of Health

Panelists will include members from: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN), Ethiopia Ministry of Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization (WHO)
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Nurse Leadership and COVID-19
June 4, 2020 | 8:30 AM to 10 AM EDT

Join IntraHealth International, Nursing Now, the International Council of Nurses, and Johnson & Johnson for a webinar exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the gender and nurse leadership issues raised in Investing in the Power of Nurse Leadership: What Will It Take? The 2019 report features the voices of more than 2,500 nurses and nurse-midwives from 117 different countries.

Participants will share reflections on the impact of the pandemic on gender and leadership issues in nursing, the impact on health and socioeconomic outcomes during and after this pandemic, and the policies and investments needed to address these issues. And we’re delighted that two senior nurses in China will join us to share lessons learned.

Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings in the context of Covid-19: A Strategic Planning Guide Webinar
June 4 | 07:00 Washington / 13:00 Geneva / 18:00  Jakarta

This Strategic Planning Guide leads national and sub-national decision-makers through a strategic process to identify actions that improve family planning access in places at risk of, experiencing, and recovering from crisis events. Actions put forward represent learning across countries and agencies that have engaged in emergency preparedness, response and recovery, and are informed by experts who have worked across these phases of crisis.

Download the Strategic Planning Guide here, and register for the webinar today. 

Webinar: Europe’s Strategy to Fight COVID-19: Reflections on Different Response  Strategies and the Need for a Gender Sensitive Approach Presented by Women in Global Health Chapters in Sweden, Norway, Germany and Finland)
May 26, 2020 | 12:00-13:30 CET

Women in Global Health Chapters in Sweden, Norway, Germany and Finland  kindly invite you to a joint seminar on “Europe’s Strategy to Fight  COVID-19: Reflections on Different Response Strategies and the Need for a  Gender Sensitive Approach” on the 26th of May from 12:00-13:30 CET.

The objectives of this seminar are to:

1. Reflect on the different responses to COVID-19 and their impact within European countries.
2. Reflect on what we have learned so far  about COVID-19 and how that knowledge can translate into national and  international strategy and policy. 
3. Reflect on the significance of a gender-sensitive approach to COVID-19.

Health System Shocks: What are we learning about health systems resilience?
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 17:00-18:30 CEST

Prof Dame Anne Mills, Deputy Director and Provost at LSHTM, Prof Reinhard Busse, Head of Department, Health care management at Technische Universität Berlin, and Dr Edwine Barasa, Nairobi Director, the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Nairobi programme, will provide an overview of health systems, discuss what is known about the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on health systems in different countries and explore what we are learning about health systems resilience. Dr Mickey Chopra, Global Solutions Lead for Service Delivery, World Bank, will open the event, providing reflections on the policy context for health systems in light of the current pandemic.

Frontlines in Focus: Critical Conversations on Reproductive Healthcare During COVID-19 Response
May 27, 2020 | 9 – 10 AM ET

Frontline implementers around the world have been forced to quickly adapt to meet the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs and continue the provision of services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontline service providers and implementers are invited to connect, discuss challenges, share learnings, and hear from each other about promising solutions and programmatic adaptations.

During the webinar, attendees will participate in smaller breakout sessions. This is a space to connect, share, seek support and advice from frontline experts, and inform IAWG’s response to help meet your needs during the COVID-19 response. To best facilitate these breakout session discussions, please complete the survey included in the registration form, selecting up to three topics you hope to discuss in regards to the COVID-19 response.

This is a great opportunity for those seeking technical advice, wanting to share a promising adaptation, and those in need of community and moral support. This event is open to all. Please share with colleagues who may find the conversation valuable. Thank you in advance for your engagement, and we hope to see you at the event!

Everyone is welcome to attend, but this webinar is intended to reach frontline providers of sexual and reproductive health services, particularly those working in humanitarian settings.

Summer of COVID: Mitigating Direct and Indirect Impacts in the Coming Months
May 27, 2020 | 05:00 PM ET

The eighth webinar in the COVID-19 Conversations series will help set the stage for the months ahead.

As we look forward to the summer months, what can we expect to see as states and communities loosen restrictions? The webinar will explore how the normal course of events including warming weather, increased tornadoes and hurricanes, months of stay-at-home orders and loosening of restrictions combine to impact health and well-being.

COVID-19 and HIV: Adapting community-based HIV services during a pandemic
Thursday, 28 May 2020 | 13:00 – 14:30 (CEST)

The IAS is pleased to invite you to the final webinar of this series brought to you by the IAS Educational Fund under the theme, COVID-19 and HIV: Adapting community-based HIV services during a pandemic, which will take place on 28 May 2020. This webinar will share and discuss how community-led HIV organizations pivoted their services to benefit their communities and the key and vulnerable groups that they support, highlighting practical actions implemented since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Why Digital Health Must Be the New Standard in a Post-COVID-19 World
Tuesday, 19th May 2020 | 17:00 CET / 08:00 PDT

COVID-19 is profoundly and durably changing health systems around the world and pointing at the importance of accelerating their digital transformations. Digital health will play a more central and essential role in mitigating health systems’ vulnerabilities, providing quality care in critical settings, and enabling a more precise and effective ecosystem response to future pandemics.

Is Space Closing for Civil Society in Global Health?
May 19, 2020 | 10 AM ET

With restrictions in many countries on nongovernmental organisations, and sweeping new laws coming into play in response to COVID-19, is space closing for civil society, journalists and other whistleblowers in global health? Who will speak for civil society in the COVID-19 response, and what role –if any– will they play in oversight of the billions to be spent? Do civil society activists on the boards of global health agencies act as a force for accountability, or does being at the table with powerful donors, governments and UN agencies limit what they say? Leading international activists and journalists debate these and related questions from national and international perspectives. Co-organised by the Global Health Centre, STOPAIDS and Medicus Mundi International.

Child Health & COVID-19:  Partner Collaboration During the ResponseDate: Thursday, May 21st | 9:00 -10:30 AM EDT [GMT-4]

This is a reminder to join us for the third webinar in the Child Health & COVID-19 Response Series, to hear from the Kenya Ministry of Health and WHO on country and global experiences in collaboration and using available resources to respond to COVID-19.

Dr. Laura Bonareri from the Kenya MOH will speak about their collaboration with the Kenya Pediatric Association to adapt guidelines for case management and overall response efforts. She will also share the challenges and solutions used in operationalizing the collaboration and lessons learned for the future.

David Clarke from WHO will present WHO’s private sector action plan and preliminary findings on the challenges that countries are facing in engaging the private sector in their COVID-19 response efforts. Samwell Ogillo, a member of WHO’s advisory group on private sector governance, will speak to the experience in Tanzania and the importance of the action plan.

Masked Heroines? Building Resilience Begins with a Gender-Equitable Health Workforce
May 22, 2020 | 9 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the deep inequities that undermine global health, especially gender inequities impacting women front line health and care workers. In the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, few health and care workers (many of whom are women) have safe and decent working conditions, appropriate protection and equal and timely pay. How many decision makers in health systems are women? Do we collect sufficient data and evidence to understand the implications of COVID-19 on female health workers? Speakers in this session will share the perspectives of female health workers during this pandemic, and review lessons learnt from previous large-scale outbreaks – how health systems lose when gender equality is ignored, what can be done better, and how we all may gain by applying a gender lens. This event is co-sponsored by the Global Health Centre, Women in Global Health, and GENDRO.

Strategies to Support the COVID-19 Response in LMICs: A Virtual Seminar Series
April 16 – May 14, 2020 | Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 AM EDT

The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health presents a series of short lectures based on our experience treating COVID-19 patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Hopkins faculty will talk about their experience and the latest data across key topic areas, and provide resources to help our international partners prepare for the pandemic within their institutions.

ICT4D Webinar on Tailoring Malaria Interventions during Covid-19
Wednesday May 13 | 8-9am EDT

Malaria-related illnesses and deaths have decreased over the past years, thanks to innovative scale-up of prevention and treatment therapies. But this progress is now being threatened by the rapid spread of COVID-19, especially as we are moving towards the annual peak of malaria transmission during and just after the rainy season. Now more than ever it is important to focus efforts on supporting countries and their priorities to tackle malaria and COVID-19 together.

Addressing the health needs of urban slum dwellers in the context of COVID-19
May 13, 2020 | 9 AM EDT

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 people 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.

World Health Assembly Open Briefing
May 14 | 9:00 AM ET

The Global Health Centre and UN Foundation announce the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) Open Briefing for delegates, non-state actors, and the general public. This virtual event will introduce how the 73rd Assembly, the first ever to convene online, will work this year, with an update from WHO on the COVID-19 response. A diverse panel of experts will explore key issues emerging in the global response to the pandemic, including resource mobilization and financing, human rights and gender equality, and international cooperation for innovation and access to health technologies.

Tackling COVID-19 in Northern New Zealand – the role of Digital Health
Thursday, May 14 | 2:00 PM CT

The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in New Zealand on 26th February 2020. After 3 weeks, it was clear that the disease spread was not being suppressed. Health services were advised to move to non face to face contacts for non-urgent health care, and hospitals began planning for a major COVID-19 outbreak. However by 28th April, the country had eliminated community spread of COVID-19 and eased social restrictions. What measures were put in place to achieve this, and specifically what role did Digital Health have to play?

Healthcare Beyond the Pandemic
May 15, 2020 | 9 AM PT 

We need collaboration as a rising tide to lift all boats—especially as the COVID-19 crisis accelerates trends reshaping healthcare as we know it. Please us join in discussing what’s next for healthcare in light of COVID-19, and how industry leaders must adapt to the forces that will become more prominent and pervasive in the post-pandemic world.

Frontlines in Focus: Critical Conversations on Reproductive Healthcare During COVID-19 Response
May 5, 2020  | 12 Noon GMT / 8 AM Bogota / 1 PM Accra / 4 PM Nairobi
May 7, 2020  | 9 AM Bangkok / 2 PM Fiji

Frontline implementers around the world have been forced to quickly adapt to meet the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs and continue the provision of services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontline service providers and implementers are invited to connect, discuss challenges, share learnings, and hear from each other about promising solutions and programmatic adaptations.

Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum 2020 – Strengthening Health Systems with Digital Technologies in Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic to Ensure Universal Health Coverage
May 6, 2020  | 10 AM in London

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is based on the principle that individuals and communities have the right to equitably access comprehensive and good quality health services without experiencing financial hardship. The rights-based approach lies at the core of this concept. UHC is pivotal to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. It is necessary to use modern technology in innovative ways to strengthen and reengineer processes within health systems and health care to achieve UHC.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought health systems even in high income countries to their knees. Digital and diagnostic technologies are playing a leading role in the response to the pandemic and understanding how these technologies can be used effectively and strategically to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and to ensure Universal Health Coverage is vital for all countries.

The objective of the 2020 Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum is to discuss these issues and form recommendations to share with Commonwealth Health Ministers. This forum is usually conducted in conjunction with the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting (CHMM) and the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva in May each year. This year in view of the global pandemic it has been decided to hold the event as a virtual event. The outcome of the forum will be a policy brief that will be widely circulated to Ministries of Health in Commonwealth countries as well international development partners and intergovernmental agencies

A Conversation with Winnie Byanyima,
Executive Director of UNAIDS
May 6, 2020 | 9:00am to 9:45am ET

Ms. Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS since November 1, 2019, now faces the most tenuous period of the HIV response since the earliest days of the outbreak. Even prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 was set to be a pivotal year for UNAIDS with the first set of Fast Track goals coming due. Now the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the global economy to a halt, public health efforts are converging around the Covid-19 response and redirecting limited resources, and the new pandemic poses a special threat to vulnerable and marginalized populations, including those living with or at heightened risk of HIV infection.

Mental Health and COVID-19: How the Pandemic Complicates Current Gaps in Care and What Can Be Done
May 6, 2020 | 11 AM to 1230 PM PT

This May 6th Web Forum will discuss the unique challenges for mental health in the wake of COVID-19. Attendees will learn about current advocacy efforts to improve the mental health system, what specialized resources in response to the pandemic have been released to date, and what else may be needed.

Register here.

Elevating Women’s Leadership in the Response to COVID-19
May 7, 2020 | 08:30 AM ET

Pathfinder and Women in Global Health are launching a new partnership that will establish Women in Global Health chapters in several countries where Pathfinder operates—Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, and Pakistan. During this event, the two organizations will launch that partnership and host a panel discussion on how we can elevate the leadership of women from low- and middle-income countries in the response to COVID-19. Panelists will discuss how women’s leadership is essential to ensuring the needs of women and girls are considered in response and recovery efforts.

Child Health & COVID-19: Community Response Efforts
Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 9:30 – 10:30 AM EDT

In this webinar, Medic Mobile will share the details of their COVID-19 response with an emphasis on Remote Onboarding for health workers, Priority COVID-19 Use Cases for surveillance and detection, and adapting and monitoring routine essential care during the pandemic. During the webinar, they will also demo several CHT COVID-19 reference applications already deployed or ready for adoption and scale, and mention opportunities to collaborate.

UNICEF will also discuss the WHO/UNICEF adapted guidelines for community case management in the time of COVID-19, followed by Q&A and other partner updates.

Taiwan’s Infection Control Strategies Supported by Technology and Digital Health to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic
Thursday, May 7 | 2:00 PM CT

Taiwan has strengthened its hospital infection control program through learning lessons from the 2003 SARS outbreak. During this webinar, Dr. Chun-Wen Cheng of Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital – Taiwan’s first HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 validated hospital – will share the infection control strategies to reduce risk of infection in hospitals and how technology and digital health has supported these strategies.

Gendered Dimensions of COVID-19
May 8, 2020 | 12 PM – 12:45 PM ET

Women and girls are particularly vulnerable during a crisis such as COVID-19. However, we also know that women are leaders in their communities and offer a unique perspective. In CARE’s experience, responding to women and girls specific needs is an integral aspect of delivering an effective humanitarian response. Over the years, CARE has developed multiple approaches, including Rapid Gender Analysis, to ensure that they are meeting and responding to these specific needs as well as supporting women as leaders. They have practical and concrete experience working on the ground, with women and with communities. In this webinar, CARE leaders Simran Singh and Susannah Friedman will share their insights on the gender and intersectional aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, they’ll discuss the role of philanthropy in reaching this gendered dimension of the crisis.

A Discussion on Covid-19 and U.S.-Taiwan Collaboration
May 8, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET

Please join us for a timely online event on Taiwan’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite not being a member of the World Health Organization, Taiwan has been very effective in combating the novel coronavirus. The government has used technology to establish forms of surveillance and monitoring, kept schools and businesses open, and won the public’s confidence. Taiwan’s effective, early response provides lessons that others can learn from.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Faculty Friday Webinar: Shaping Teaching & Learning to Address a Global Health Crisis – COVID-19 and Global Health
Friday, May 1, 2020 | 11:00 am PT

The AAC&U is hosting a conversation with global health professionals about COVID-19-related changes in global health education and implications of the pandemic for higher education.

UC Global Health Day: Virtual Conference
Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 9:00 AM 11:00 AM PT

This year’s UC Global Health Day virtual conference on Saturday, May 2 will feature talks related to COVID-19 that will highlight animal-to-human transmission of viruses and resulting pandemics, gender and socioeconomic disparities, and will feature panelists from Africa, India, and South America.

Learn more and register.

COVID-19 & newborn health including PSBI scale up
April 29 at 9 EST |1 pm UTC

What does COVID-19 mean for newborn health in low & middle income countries? We will also discuss what COVID-19 means for scale up of the guideline for possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) for sick young infants when referral is not feasible. Dr. Rajiv Bahl from WHO and Dr. Luwei Pearson from UNICEF will present.

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COVID-19 and Health Equity: Exploring Disparities and Long-Term Health Impacts
Apr 29, 2020 | 05:00 PM ET

The sixth COVID-19 Conversations webinar will explore the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on minority communities, what we can do now to combat these disturbing health inequities, and what we can learn from past pandemics about how to provide equitable care to all.

Applying Lessons Learned from Ebola Response to COVID-19
April 29 | 10-11 AM EDT

Join USAID for a Digi-Know Webinar on Wednesday, April 29. Learn more about how digital technologies and data can be leveraged to support Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) preparedness and response in low- and middle-income countries.

In response to the Ebola outbreak, USAID joined with communities, governments, and organizations to help affected countries control and contain the disease, and capture related lessons learned. These lessons learned are directly relevant to controlling and responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

During this webinar, USAID staff involved in the Ebola response will share recommendations on leveraging digital technologies and data. The speakers, Rebecca Saxton-Fox, Shelly Wright, and Adele Waugaman, will welcome questions and comments.

Interested in joining us? It’s easy to sign up! Click here to join us on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT.

COVID-19’s Impacts on Global Nutrition
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 2 to 3:30 PM EDT

The COVID-19 crisis is creating shocks across sectors that are essential to nutrition. In a vicious cycle, shocks to nutrition will increase vulnerability to COVID-19. Please join us for a conversation with nutrition leadership across USAID on global nutrition-related challenges, impacts and priorities for response. At the conclusion of panelist commentary, we will dive into questions posed by the audience. Please include any discussion questions or thoughts you would like addressed within the webinar in the event registration.

The conversations will be surrounding high-level challenges and technical impacts facing the sector and potential actions to mitigate them during response and recovery. Please note that questions about specific operating procedures for USAID implementing partners will be addressed in separate calls that USAID will host the week of April 27 for interested organizations. Partners can also access operational guidance from USAID on

Register here.

Preventing Pandemics: Three Areas for Action
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm ET

COVID-19 has highlighted the risks posed by the spillover of deadly infectious diseases from animals to humans. This crisis is also an opportunity for policymakers to invest in known interventions that can reduce the threat of future pandemics and provide additional benefits that can improve the health of people and that of the planet.

This webinar showcases experts from around the world who will share what we can do to achieve these goals by: 1. Reducing disease spillover and pandemic prevention 2. Strengthening the Global Health Security Agenda 3. Reducing the trafficking and consumption of endangered species: a risk factor for spillover and a major cause of the current extinction crisis which is a neglected threat to human health

Test, test, test: COVID-19 and HIV testing updates
Thursday, 30 April 2020 | 14:00 – 15:30 (CEST)

The IAS is pleased to invite you to the third webinar of this series brought to you by the IAS Educational Fund under the theme, Test, test, test: COVID-19 and HIV testing updates, which will take place on Thursday, 30 April 2020. This webinar will provide an opportunity to share and discuss testing innovations and best practices on COVID-19 testing, with a special focus on the latest strategies of HIV testing and initiation of treatment during the pandemic.

Register here.

Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Digital Health & Nutrition Amidst COVID-19 Response
April 30, 2020 | 10 AM ET

In collaboration with government partners, the Alliance for integrated e-DIAgnostic (AleDIA) is a joint initiative among Terre des hommes (Tdh), Action contre la faim (ACF), and World Vision to co-design adaptable, digital solutions to reduce childhood mortality in low- & middle-income countries. Building on combined experience in digital health and nutrition across the three organizations, ALeDIA will develop and deploy an integrated digital solution to improve management of childhood illnesses and acute malnutrition as well as foster health system strengthening.  Panelists will also share the challenges and opportunities for this initiative during COVID-19, given that the secondary health & nutrition impacts threaten more lives than this disease itself.

COVID-19: Magnifying the World’s Inequities
Apr. 30, 2020 | 9:00am – 10:30am ET

Please join the Wilson Center and EMD Serono, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for an event focused on the gender and race implications of COVID-19. Hear from experts on topics around women and work, caregiving, gender-based violence, racism and sexism in healthcare, access to sexual and reproductive health services, pregnancy, the context of humanitarian settings, the female-led workforce of nurses and midwives, and the role and experience of men and boys during the current pandemic.

Private Sector Digital Adaptations for the COVID-19 Response
Thursday, April 30 | 9am EDT

During the past two months, Digital Square has produced two webinars focused on COVID-19 response efforts. This webinar series, free and available to the general public, is an important part of Digital Square’s mission to increase health equity, and long-standing commitment to aligning the digital health community. Our previous two webinars focused on how PEPFAR Investments can be re-utilized and how nine digital health global good tools (CommCare, Community Health Toolkit, DHIS2, GOFR, mHERO, ODK, OpenMRSOpenSRP, and SORMAS) have adapted to the COVID-19 response. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about Private Sector Digital Adaptations for the COVID-19 Response. 

Register now. 

From the Frontlines: European Nurses Facing COVID-19
Thursday 30 April | 17:00-18:00 CET

With the unprecedented crisis developing globally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the essential role of nurses and midwives is more visible and evident than ever. Their role encompasses all touchpoints on the frontline of the response to COVID-19. Bearing the brunt of patient care in acute, primary and social care sectors, they maintain continuity of care in the face of significant personal risk, and ensure the delivery of life-saving critical care on the frontline of the current crisis. In this first in a series of European-focused webinars, we will talk about the challenges nurses face in the acute sector frontline response, sharing experiences from various countries currently engaged in the most significant public health crisis of our lifetime.

Establishing a Bipartisan Covid-19 Commission
Friday, May 1, 2020| 11:00-11:30 ET

Please join CSIS’s International Security Program and Global Health Policy Center on Friday, May 1 at 11:00 AM for a bipartisan event with Representatives Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and John Katko (R-NY) highlighting their efforts to establish a bipartisan commission to examine the Covid-19 crisis.

Children, Health Equity, and Climate Change
April 21, 2020 | 3 PM ET

The webinar will include discussion of:

  • Climate impacts on housing, food access, and neighborhood safety that affect children’s health and climate strategies.

  • Lessons from governmental and other partners fighting disasters (including COVID 19) concerning the health effects of climate change on children, especially those from vulnerable populations.

  • Understanding and valuing grassroots (frontline) community engagement and their role in protecting our families, especially children from the most vulnerable families.

COVID-19 in Conflict: What to Expect? And What Can be Done?
Tuesday, April 21 | 12:10-1:10 PM ET

In conflict-affected countries, healthcare systems have been neglected or destroyed, basic services such as water are often lacking, and civilians are already living under extreme stress, often in crowded conditions. As the pandemic spreads, the consequences will likely be devastating, and the UN Secretary General has recently called for a global ceasefire. Join us for a discussion on the pandemic in conflict, and how advocates are working to promote both peace and health. With Azadeh Moaveni (International Crisis Group), Farea Al-Muslimi (Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies), Kate Kizer (Win Without War); moderated by Priyanka Motaparthy (Columbia).

ICT for COVID-19 Response: Lessons learned from Digital Applications for Disease Monitoring and Preparedness
April 21, 2020 | 10:00 AM ET

Digital technologies are critical in helping countries and health agencies. They ensure robust monitoring of diseases, preparation of health workers, and making data-driven decision to support communities.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have gathered speakers from the ICT4D Conference (initially planned to take place in April in Nigeria, now continued as a Virtual Edition) to share lessons learned from the West Africa Ebola outbreak. These include good practice in applying mobile innovations for tuberculosis tracking and using digital tools to prepare community-health workers and communities.

During this webinar, part of an ongoing series around ICT4D, speakers for various countries and organizations will share a mix of digital tools for disease preparedness, tracking, and training of community health workers, and discuss how those can be harnessed in the COVID-19 global response.

Maintaining momentum in family planning: How can social and behavior change programs adapt to the new reality of COVID-19?
April 23, 2020 | 8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. EDT / 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. GMT

This webinar will review the impact of COVID-19 on SRH, consider how the changing commodity and supply context will impact demand generation work, present new, actionable guidance for SBC implementers on adapting approaches and messaging, and discuss how SBC organizations can respond to youth needs. We are learning together as each day unfolds and welcome you to join this discussion so that we can collectively find the best way forward. The webinar will be in English, with simultaneous translation into French.

Maximizing Health IT, Modeling, Tracking, Tracing, and Other Public Health Tools during the COVID-19 Outbreak
Apr 20, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT

AMIA’s COVID-19 Webinar Series highlights how the informatics community is addressing this global pandemic from all angles. From front-line informaticians and public health informaticists, to clinical and bioinformatics researchers, AMIA’s members are uniquely positioned to leverage data and evidence in the fight against COVID-19.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities Presents: Advice from Medical Providers
April 15, 2020 | 4 – 5:30 pm ET

Hear from experts on steps to prevent COVID-19 for people across the lifespan who have a disability. Discussion will include staying safe and receiving community-based services and supports, as well as tips for wellness and what to do in case someone with a disability becomes ill.

Protecting Older Adults from the Harms of Social Isolation and Providing a Continuum of Care During COVID-19
April 15, 2020 | 3:30 – 5 PM ET

This April 15th Web Forum will discuss how to address the unique challenges that older adults face while adhering to public health advice to minimize risk of infection. Attendees will learn about the consequences of social isolation, how the aging services sector has adapted its delivery models, and hear about promising practices from the field and the importance of working with public health partners to address the needs of older adults.

The Forgotten Ones: COVID-19’s Impact on Underserved Communities
April 16, 2020 | 11 AM PT

Underserved communities experience health disparities, unconscious bias, lack of medical care facilities and more. Join tomorrow’s webinar for a unique perspective on COVID-19’s impact and some solutions.

WEF, the World Bank and ADF present: How can Drones Help Africa Fight COVID-19
April 16, 2020 | 9 AM ET / 3 PM CT

As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing an increased use of emerging technologies to improve the efficacy of the response and social resilience. Drones are being used to transport medical samples in China, monitor compliance with physical distancing orders in Spain, disinfect public areas, and transport consumer good to regions that have had their usual logistic systems disrupted. How might these systems be used to support the Coronavirus response in the African context?

The World Economic Forum and the World Bank invite you to join us along with the African Drone Forum community for a discussion on how drones can be used as part of the COVID-19 response and post-pandemic resilience in Africa.

This event will be conducted via Zoom. For the best experience, please join from a computer or smartphone using the following link:

You may also join by phone for an audio only experience. For those in the US dial +12133388477,,135599691#. For those calling from outside the US please refer to this list of numbers and dial 135599691# when asked for the meeting number.

How Collective Trauma, Self-Care and COVID-19 Varies Across Communities
April 17, 2020 | 1 – 2 PM PT

The COVID-19 crisis affects us all — but the challenges we face can look very different from person to person. Communities of color, working class communities, and other marginalized communities are often on the front lines of public health crises without the proper resources or support systems they need to weather the storm.

This Community Conversation, featuring the Jewish Family Service Breaking Down Barriers team and moderated by Kim Lesnau, Director of Learning & Development at JFS, will focus on understanding the community impact of COVID-19 from a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens. We’ll provide techniques for maintaining your physical and mental wellbeing, tips on normalizing emotions that are often ignored, and advice on accessing helpful community resources.

Tackling the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences from Asia
April 17, 2020 | 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The SARS-CoV-2 virus spilled over from an animal host to a person late last year in China creating a pandemic that is raging around the world. Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong responded decisively and effectively to curb the spread of the virus, saving thousands of lives. There are many lessons the international community can learn from them. This webinar features three leading global health experts from the region who will share what worked in their battle against the virus. They will also describe what we need to do to strengthen our collective ability to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks.

Leaders on the Line: Hear from a community health worker in Kenya, a doctor in Libya, and a midwife in Bangladesh in the era of COVID-19
April 17, 2020 | 8:30-9:30am EDT

This virtual event will feature stories and perspectives from health workers on the realities of their lives before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen in and learn what they really think and feel as leaders on the line.

Hosted by IntraHealth International and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition with a special welcome from our president and CEO Polly Dunford.

COVID-19 Mental Health Workshop by DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs
April 10, 2020 | 6 – 7:30 PM EDT

To help District residents gain a sense of control in this uncertain time, we are hosting a free mental health workshop where experts will share practical tips and resources and take questions from live participants on how we can adjust and cope with social isolation.

*Need someone to talk to? We’re here to help! Certified clinicians are available for you 24/7. Call the Department of Behavioral Health mental health hotline: 1-888-793-4357*

Public Health Insight into the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 13, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 pm (ET)

As we continue to address the Coronavirus Pandemic, join AACN’s President and CEO, Dr. Deborah Trautman, for an insightful conversation with Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director for American Public Health Association – For Science. For Action. For Health.

Flattening the Pandemic Curve While Upholding Digital and Information Rights
Wednesday, April 8 | 12:10-1:10 PM ET

The novel coronavirus has led to millions of people working virtually, and more dependence than ever on access to reliable information and the internet. Some governments have responded to the pandemic by dramatically increasing surveillance on populations, and companies gather and retain huge amounts of our personal data. Join us for a talk on the risks and opportunities for digital and information rights during the pandemic, with experts Diego Naranjo (European Digital Rights), Maria Luisa Stasi (Article 19); and Michael Pisa (Center for Global Development); moderated by Janlori Goldman (Columbia/NYU).

Global Health Security: Delivered by Women During COVID-19 and Beyond
April 9, 2020 | 8 AM – 9:30 AM ET

Women make up 70% of the global health workforce and are on the frontlines of health emergencies, including the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. In order for health workers to fully deliver healthcare to all, within and beyond emergencies, their health, safety, and rights must be front and center. This discussion will feature health workers and advocates highlighting the critical role of women in the health workforce– during COVID-19 and beyond. Speakers will share their experiences and perspectives on a people-centric and human rights-based approach to health security that is focused on delivering health for all through stronger health systems, a properly-equipped and financed health workforce, and responding to health crises while maintaining core women’s health services. Speakers will also highlight recommendations and actions to propel advocacy to support investments in and commitments to women in the health workforce.

Global Responses to COVID-19
April 9, 2020 | 12:30 to 2 pm, CST

This National Public Health Week webinar is hosted by the North Dakota State University MPH program students. International students from the NDSU MPH program will be presenting on what their country/region is doing to prevent and control COVID-19, what it says about their healthcare and political system, and how it reflects their distinct culture.  Countries represented include Poland, Nepal, and Nigeria.
Meeting ID: 764 276 238

Public Health: Nursing Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 6, 2020 | 2 PM – 3 PM ET

For the past decade, leaders in health care have been talking about population health and its importance in improving the health of the nation. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, nurses response at the front lines, and the transition of nursing schools to distance learning, it is an opportunity to consider what we should be teaching nursing students to prepare them to work on the front lines in various capacities.

COVID-19’s Impact on Health, Housing, Water, and Sanitation: Socioeconomic Rights in Crisis
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 12:10-1:10 pm ET

The pandemic spotlights and exacerbates socioeconomic inequalities caused by decades of neoliberal policies and failures to invest in social infrastructure. The basic rights to health, housing, and water and sanitation are at risk for millions of people around the world. How can human rights-based approaches ground an effective response to the pandemic now, and build a better world afterwards? Join us for a talk with UN Special Rapporteur on Housing Leilani Farha, community advocate Catherine Flowers (Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice), and activist and epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves (Yale); moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow (Duke).

Managing the Global COVID-19 Pandemic with Health Informatics – Successes and Challenges
April 7, 2020 | 7 AM to 8 AM PDT

As part of AMIA’s ongoing COVID-19 Webinar Series – and in collaboration with Digital Square – this webinar will provide an up-to-the-minute presentation of the use of informatics on a global scale to screen for and manage the COVID-19 pandemic. The session will include officials in China and Vietnam, and a view from the situation in Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong. Presenters will engage in frank discussions of successes and innovations as well as the challenges and roadblocks. There will be a particular emphasis on the development, deployment, and evaluation of medical information systems in East Asia, and the lesson learned from China’s initiatives to bring the outbreak under control.

Webinar and Insights Report; COVID-19 Communication and Behavior Change
April 7, 2020 | 8 AM PT

With so many around the world working tirelessly to share COVID-19 communications at this time, IDEO is publishing a report with findings from this open call, as well as hosting an open webinar to share and discuss the results with communications leaders from around the world.

Politics, Health, and Coronavirus
April 2, 2020 | 4 – 5 PM ET

Our response to the coronavirus pandemic has been shaped largely by the day-to-day mechanics of politics and policies. This seminar will explore how politics affect our ability to respond both in short and long term to a public health crisis and the various opportunities and challenges we face.

GBV & COVID-19: Ensuring Continuity of Essential Health Services for GBV Survivors during the COVID-19 Crisis
April 2, 2020 | 10:30 CET / 11:30 EAT

  1. These webinars will provide practical guidance on:
  2. Impact of COVID-19 on women and girls: mitigating GBV risks
  3. Your role as a GBV Specialist/Coordinator: what are the key actions related to COVID-19 that you need to implement?
  4. Best practices on general GBViE preparedness: presentation from an expert
  5. Linkages between GBV and drought: presentation of the latest research produced by IUCN
  6. GBV Case management: focus on supervision
  7. Open topic – any suggestion?

COVID 19 Pandemic: A View from New York State
April 2, 2020 | 2:30 – 3:30 PM PDT

Hear from public health experts on the situation in New York, an epicenter of the Covid 19 pandemic. Learn about the reality on the ground, what they need, what others can learn from their plight, what LMICs are facing and what we must do now to bend the curve of the pandemic.

COVID-19 and HIV: Webinar series
April 3, 2020 | 9:00 – 10:30 Zurich time, CEST

The IAS is organizing a series of webinars on COVID-19 and HIV to discuss the pandemic and its impact on people living with HIV. The first webinar of this series, COVID-19 and HIV: What you need to know, will take place on 3 April 2020 (9:00 – 10:30 Zurich time, CEST).

Register here

GGHA WEBINAR: The 2020 Policy Landscape during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic
April 3, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

The Kyle House Group and the Georgia Global Health Alliance invite you to participate in a webinar on President Trump’s FY 2020 budget request and its implications for global health. We will cover the shifting political landscape and its implications for global health and foreign assistance in a world experiencing a global pandemic, COVID-19.

Register here

Sexual and Reproductive Health in the time of COVID-19
Apr 3, 2020 | 06:00 PM Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi

While little is known about the current situation, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) can be overlooked in times of public health crisis, relative to broader public health priorities. The resulting shortages and inequitable distribution of services, combined with increased vulnerability due to the disease and lockdown, can have a particularly adverse impact on different population groups including women, adolescents, and sexual and gender minorities. In this webinar, we bring together experts on health systems, affected vulnerable groups as well as those addressing the ground realities in this space, to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting sexual and reproductive health across India.

The Science of Social Distancing: Part 2
April 1, 2020 | 5 pm to 6:30 PM ET

The second COVID-19 Conversations webinar will: discuss benefit-risk analysis of social/physical distancing strategies, including for vulnerable populations; examine strategies for mitigating mental health impacts; and explore what science is available to guide eventual relaxation of measures.

COVID-19: Why Paid Sick Leave Matters to Controlling its Spread
April 1, 2020 | 4:00 – 5:30 EST

The webinar will highlight recommendations made in Trust for America’s Health’s (TFAH) Ready or Not and Promoting Health and Cost Control in States reports on the important role of paid sick leave in combating infectious diseases, as well as other complementary evidence-based policies that can be adopted by federal, state and local governments and by employers. Those participating in the webinar will hear about pending federal legislation, states that have adopted laws regarding paid leave, and businesses that are expanding these benefits. There will also be a focus on the potential short-term uses of the recently approved supplemental budget to assist individuals without paid leave when confined to their homes. Please join this timely webinar hosted by TFAH with a panel discussion and time for audience Q&A. Registration is free and closed captioning is available to all attendees.

Registration link

COVID-19 Monitoring Systems Webinar
April 1, 2020 | 11 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

BAO Systems will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 1st at 11:00 AM (EDT) (GMT-5) to discuss the growing need for deployment and scaling of COVID-19 monitoring systems.

The webinar will focus on the rapid implementation of digital tools that can facilitate:
Health care worker self-assessment, Case-based surveillance , Contact tracing , High level case reporting, Integrated analytics

Discussion on Challenges and Strategies for M&E in the Time of COVID-19
April 1, 2020 | 9 AM to 10:30 AM EDT

The M&E community is adjusting its practices to support program needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This online discussion will provide an opportunity for practitioners to:

  • Discuss M&E challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic with fellow practitioners
  • Hear how other organizations are addressing these challenges
  • Connect with M&E colleagues to brainstorm strategies for prioritizing and adapting M&E within current activities

Global Health Council: COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall
March 31, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT

These virtual town halls will provide a space for community dialogue on our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members and partners will discuss how we approach global health advocacy at such a critical moment for our issues, and the short- and long-term challenges or opportunities.

Our first discussion will be on how organizations are adjusting their advocacy messages or tactics, in light of current events. We will hear directly from key speakers who will expand on these topics and open up a deeper discussion with participants to ask questions and share solutions on how their organizations are shifting their campaigns and narratives on other global health areas such as maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; NCDs and mental health; or health systems strengthening and innovation. CDC and USAID representatives are also expected to join us in this conversation.

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans: Community Briefing on COVID-19
March 31, 2020 | 12 PM ET

Join us to hear from AAPI national community leaders about resources to combat COVID-19 and anti-Asian rhetoric. Come learn more about how you can get involved so we can all stand together as a more unified AAPI Community.

The Science of Social Distancing: Part 1

The first COVID-19 Conversations webinar will review how COVID-19 is transmitted, historical lessons from past pandemics, the state of the science on social distancing, and the targeted and layered nature of how social distancing practices are enacted. This is a free webinar series from the National Academy of Medicine and APHA on the latest science and strategies.

How PEPFAR investments can be re-utilized in the COVID-19 response

Digital Square is hosting a webinar on how PEPFAR investments can be re-utilized in the COVID-19 response. Speakers Carl Leitner (Digital Square at PATH), Annah Ngararu (ICF), Vladimer Shioshvili (ICF), and Emily Nicolson (IntraHealth) will present on a mix of digital tools including DATIM, Patient Level Monitoring, and the Global Open Facility Registry. Please use this link to register for the Zoom session. We encourage you to share this invite with your colleagues and others in the global health community.

Italy and Germany Facing COVID-19

As Europe is now at the centre of the COVID-19 crisis, public health response strategies and hospital infrastructures are being tested, the hardest way. How do we make sure our health systems are not completely overwhelmed? How do we secure a continuity in the provision of services to our citizens while protecting our already burned out workforces? And how can digital solutions help? This webinar compares the situation and approach of two very different health systems in Europe: Italy and Germany.

COVID-19 Virtual Summit

Watch videos from this three-day virtual summit that featured leading experts in health, medicine, technology, society, and impact. It is focused on sharing facts, facilitating discussion, answering questions, and addressing your concerns around COVID-19, as well as the impact of outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics.

How the Global Digital Health Community Can Support COVID Response

On March 12, members from around the world gathered for a rapid response session of the GDHN on COVID-19. The interactive workshop started with an update on COVID-19 and coronavirus infections. Government health experts in LMICs reported on what national health systems are doing to prepare and mitigate COVID-19 impact. Additionally, the meeting revisited lessons learned from the West African Ebola response. The group explored the challenges in responding to coronavirus, and identified use cases where digital development solutions can be utilized in COVID response. The recording is available using this link