COVID-19 Events

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

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Last updated: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Upcoming Events

Introducing the COVID-19 Digital Classroom
22 July 2020 | 8am EDT

Dr. Gaya will provide opening remarks and then facilitate a round-table discussion with representatives of the founding partners of the COVID-19 Digital Classroom: the Community Health Academy, CORE Group, Medical Aid Films, TechChange and Translators without Borders.

The role of young people in “infodemic management” during the COVID-19 pandemic
Thursday 23 July | 15:30-16:30 Geneva

Engaging young people during the COVID-19 health emergency and involving them effectively in infodemic management, including risk communication and community engagement is a critical part of the United Nations’ COVID-19 global response plan. Failure to connect and communicate well with young people during this pandemic will affect their ability to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities, and can erode their trust in health-care and other institutions. This webinar will highlight the role of young people in “infodemic management” including risk communication, community engagement and access to information and establish a collaboration platform between youth organisations and UN agencies to support young people in the COVID-19 response.

IFFS-WHO Webinar: COVID-19 Impact on Access to Fertility Services
Mon, Jul 27, 2020 | 5:30 AM – 7:00 AM PDT

Join the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for an interactive webinar discussing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had – and will continue to have – on access to fertility services. The program includes an update on WHO guidance, an assessment of access to care on a global level, reports on experiences from specific countries, and a patient perspective in the context of COVID-19. Registration is free and open to all, though seats are limited. View the full program at We look forward to your participation.

Managing new kinds of public & private health partnerships during and beyond COVID-19
29th July | 11am GMT

As a continuation of a series on new partnerships for health systems – on 29 July, a panel of health systems innovators and senior policymakers will share experiences and discuss the mechanisms for engagement with public-private health partnerships during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panellists will address key questions such as how can the new types of partnership for health system capacity be sustained beyond pilots? What choices need to be made by whom? What is the role of research evidence in promoting shared value and strengthening partnerships across sectors after COVID-19? And, what needs to be done to address the barriers that prevent local innovations being rolled-out, integrated, and scaled-up?

Delivering quality essential maternal, newborn and child health services during COVID-19

Jul 23, 2020 07:00 AM ET
Aug 6, 2020 07:00 AM ET
Aug 20, 2020 07:00 AM ET
Sep 3, 2020 07:00 AM ET
Sep 17, 2020 07:00 AM ET

This is a series on ‘Delivering quality essential maternal, newborn and child health services during COVID-19’. Quality of care experts will share global guidance and country experiences around quality of care for maternal, newborn and child health in the context of COVID-19.

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.