COVID-19 Events

Below is a list of upcoming events related to COVID-19. To add a resource, please email

To view a list of past events, click here:

Last updated: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Upcoming Events

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.

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.

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

All are invited to tune in to this annual event, which will feature speakers from our research community sharing perspectives on the challenges, health systems issues, and best practices in preventing and treating COVID-19 while supporting patients and providers. Stay tuned for more information on speakers and registration.

2020 IGWG Plenary: The Gendered Impact of COVID-19 on Caregivers and Community Health Care Workers
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 8:30 – 10:30 AM EST

Learn about the gendered impact of COVID-19 on caregivers and health care workers; discuss new interventions, research, and tools for advancing gender equality in global health and other sectors; and connect with colleagues in the global gender community.

This event will be virtual. Details will be provided later.

Recurring Events

CORE Group COVID-19 Global Pandemic Response Coordination Meetings
Next one: May 29, 2020 | 10 AM EDT

CORE Group is convening members and partners to discuss their institutional positions vis a vis COVID-19 (novel coronavirus 2019) in an effort to coordinate and support the global pandemic response.

Next Meeting: COVID-19 Response in Conflict Affected Areas

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to circle the globe, organizations currently working in emergency response in conflict areas are being faced with mounting challenges and pressures.  As many of these pressures existed prior to the advent of the pandemic, efforts to support communities are further being eroded by the pandemic.  Of particular concern is access to limited and diminishing resources, especially for women, children and the most vulnerable in these areas.  Yet, the pandemic also provides an opportunity to advance peace efforts in some areas.  This call will highlight the specific challenges in conflict zones during the initial phases of the pandemic and how groups are creatively coping with these challenges.  At the same time, the panel of presenters will accentuate how coordinated responses by youth groups and women’s organizations can proactively contribute to the promotion of peace.

Africa CDC Webinar for Clinical Care of COVID-19 (English Version)
Every Thursday | 6 AM ET

This is the Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development (IWD) Clinical Community of Practice weekly webinar to build emergency COVID-19 capacity — a virtual community of practice, bringing doctors and clinical providers together over the internet to learn as a community about how best to diagnose, manage, and treat patients with COVID-19. The time of the Webinar is 13:00 Eastern Africa Time (EAT) or 13:00 Nairobi/Addis Ababa. Please check your local time zone.

Available Anytime

TechChange’s COVID-19 Webinar Series

This virtual event series will convene experts in public health, digital health and data analysis to address various aspects of the current COVID-19 Pandemic. It will also provide insights from educators with digital and online training expertise to help you prepare for the new normal. Events are free and open to the public. Topics will evolve as the pandemic and its response evolves.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – COVID-19 Webinars

Collection of recorded webinars and discussions on COVID-19.

Addressing the Global Need for Later Abortion Care During COVID-19

The global pandemic is highlighting vulnerabilities in sexual and reproductive health care, while simultaneously accelerating the innovative and collaborative efforts needed to meet the needs of women and girls. Accessing an abortion at or after 13 weeks is already challenging in many settings, especially for marginalized groups such as adolescents, victims of violence, and those with financial and logistical barriers to care—all of which have been exacerbated by COVID-19. Delays in seeking services as a result of the pandemic are likely to increase the need for abortion at later gestational ages.