WEEKLY WEBINAR SERIES – Irish Global Health Network and ESTHER Alliance for Global Health Partnerships

Category:
March 18, 2020

Conversations on COVID-19 
TIME: Friday’s at 1pm

WEBINAR WEEK 2 : TOPICS
Donor and Funding Challenges for LMICs
Hospital Readiness, EU-WIDE

  • The second webinar will be held on Friday 27/03/2020 at 1:00 pm GMT
  • JOIN ON THIS LINK: https://zoom.us/j/265411444

SPEAKERS WEEK 2 

    • Nelly Comon: Manager, Donor Relations, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
    • Unarose Hogan: WHO Consultant, COVID-19 Hospital Readiness  

ANCHOR:
Prof Ruairi Brugha, MB, BCh, BAO, MD, FFPHMI, MSc, DCH, Dip Obs, Dip Humanities:medical doctor, public health specialist and Professor and Head of the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland since 2005. 

PANELIST:

Nelly Comon: a French citizen, has joined the Global Fund in 2009 as Senior Donor Relations Officer, and is Manager in the Donor Relations Department since 2015. Prior to working in resource mobilization for the Global Fund, Nelly worked as Donor Relations officer with UNRWA – the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees as well as with UNFPA – UN Population Fund as an emergency project officer, based in conflict areas in Sudan and Kosovo.

PANELIST:

Unarose Hogan: Infection Control Technical Advisor currently working with WHO on COVID-19 Hospital Readiness, previously with US CDC in Vietnam for global health security; lead infection control for medical operations with United Nations Mission Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER) in Sierra Leone during Ebola response; infection control educator for New York University in Rwanda. Has also worked in Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, Albania with GIZ; Irish Aid and WHO. Clinical background in infection control. 

WEBINAR CONTENT

  • Ruairi will give us a quick overview of what we know so far about the pandemic 
  • Nelly will talk about how and why existing funding has been made available to governments for preparedness and response 
  • Unarose will share her perspective and information about how hospitals in Europe and in LMICs can best prepare for the increase in care needed 

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  • ABOUT THE WEBINAR SERIES

This series of webinars will focus on healthcare professionals and overseas staff working in Global Health in the era of COVID-19. The webinars will be held each Friday hosting experts to discuss several COVID-19 topics relevant to health professionals working in global health. Topics over the weeks will include, but not limited to:  

  1. Essential preparations for individual work in global health 
  2. How to assess the risks related to travel and international meetings
  3. How to collaborate and support your partners 
  4. How to protect your staff 
  5. Donor related issues 
  6. Social inclusion and protection of vulnerable populations 
  7. Voices and perspectives from Lower-Middle income countries  

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