Managing COVID-19 has proven to be extremely challenging for hospitals and health systems. The IHF is hosting a series of webinars and live Q&As to share experiences, best practices and recommendations from IHF members and other organizations.
In this webinar, four global experts will discuss the exceptionally complex challenges for the global health community created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Policymakers much balance the responsibilities of: a) Interrupting the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease; b) minimizing economic disruption, including a phased re-engagement in economic activities after the acute phase of the epidemic; and c) ensuring safety nets for households and individuals. The COVID-19 pandemic challenges the world at all levels, and classic methods for disease outbreak control remain valid if applied early. However, COVID-19 now presents exceptionally new challenges for policymakers in balancing progress made so far in curbing the pandemic, mitigating the economic damage already inflicted on employment and growth, and preventing further erosion in social cohesion which could lead to major political upheaval and violence.
The panelists bring to the table over 30 years of experience working globally on major epidemics like the HIV AIDS Crisis, Malaria Control, SARS, MERS, Swine Flu and Ebola. They will discuss lessons learned from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), especially those with weak health systems and modest scores on the Global Health Security Index, that are relevant to the more developed countries of the OECD.
This webinar will be chaired by Dr. Alexander S. Preker, MD, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and President and CEO, Health Investment & Financing, USA.
View his bio: https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/people/our-faculty/asp2133
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