The Global
COVID-19 Network

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Who We Are

Who We Are

A learning platform on Global South experiences in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

The Global COVID-19 Network brings together policymakers, academics, medical experts and implementers from across regions to foster collaboration and shared learning to respond to the public health crisis now, and in the future.

This global e-learning platform will serve as strategic and technical support to policy, program implementation and research measures.

7

Sessions

23

Speakers

2,65,000

Viewers

Webinar Sessions

Global epidemiology, Coronavirus emergence and its trajectory

This webinar session discussed the impact of dynamic policy responses to COVID-19 on the ground in the Global South, and whether policy measures are proportionate to circumstantial demands.

Panelists discussed concerns ranging from the importance of testing to break the chains of transmissions, the urgency of mobilizing funding and resources, and how we can collectively learn from the African experience of effectively containing Ebola.

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Subhash

Dr. Subhash Hira

Professor of Global Health, University of Washington-Seattle

Sambodhi/ISRN, New Delhi

Pierre

Dr. Yassa Pierre

Dean, University Simon Kimbangu, Zambia

Dermot

Dr. Dermot Maher

TDR, World Health Organization, Geneva

Judy

Prof Dr. Judy Wasserhiet

Chair Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle

Santosh

Mr. Santosh Gupta

CEO, Indian Social Responsibility Network, New Delhi

Willow Trantow

Mr. Sudhanshu Malhotra

VP, Sambodhi Research & Communication,Noida,India

Pandemic preparedness and mounting responses

This webinar session addressed pandemic preparedness and COVID-19 response measures in the Chinese and Indian contexts and how GC Network countries can learn from one another in designing and implementing control measures.

Our speakers discussed the impact of policy measures on the ground, and the role of technology and advanced analytics in dealing with public health crisis now and in the future.

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subhash

Dr. Subhash Hira

Professor of Global Health,University of Washington-Seattle

Sambodhi/ISRN, New Delhi

zhou

Dr. Xiao-Nong Zhou

Professor, Director, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases,

China CDC

jai

Jai Mrug

Founder and CEO, M76 Analytics

Global Responses on Diagnostics & Testing for Covid-19

This webinar session addressed the country responses and issues around diagnostics and testing, with speakers sharing experiences and response measures from across Network countries for improved early detection and management.

The discussion brought together perspectives from across sectors - medical, academic, socio-economic and public - to promote coordinated action in the unified fight against COVID-19.

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subhash

Dr. Subhash Hira

Professor of Global Health,University of Washington-Seattle

Sambodhi/ISRN, New Delhi

por

Dr. Por Ir

Deputy Director,National Institute of Public Health,

Pnom Phen, Cambodia

sarnam

Professor Dr. Sarman Singh

Director, AIIMS, Bhopal, India

vinay

Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)

Treatment & Vaccine Development

The webinar session addressed the immediate and pressing concerns surrounding treatment, convalescent plasma therapy, and an update on vaccine development for COVID-19.

The discussion also brought to light perspectives and concerns on the latest treatments, positive initial responses, and challenges into using convalescent plasma therapy in treating severe cases. A realistic timeline for coronavirus immunization was also discussed, along with concerns of its effectiveness.

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subhash

Dr. Subhash Hira

Professor of Global Health,University of Washington-Seattle

Sambodhi/ISRN, New Delhi

Prashant

Dr Prashant Saxena

Associate Director and Critical Care Head,

Max Smart Hospital, India

Debashish

Dr Debashish Gupta

Professor & Head Department of Transfusion Medicine,

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India

Marques

Professor Dr Ernesto Marques Jr

Associate Professor Infectious Diseases and Microbiology University of Pittsburg, USA

Personal and Institutional Prevention and Protection

This webinar session discussed measures for COVID-19 protection and prevention at the personal and institutional level.

The session also addressed core issues pertaining to the predominance of physical distancing norms over and above mask-wearing, adapting workplace environments for increased safety, and the role that public agencies can play in curbing false news.

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subhash

Dr. Subhash Hira

Professor of Global Health,University of Washington-Seattle

Sambodhi/ISRN, New Delhi

Daniele

Dr. Daniele Dionisio

Member, European Parliament Working Group on Innovation,

Access to Medicines and Poverty-Related Diseases, Italy

Leena

Dr. Leena Inamdar

Consultant Epidemiologist,Global Health Lead Consultant for National Infection Service,

Public Health England, Leeds, UK

Shivangi

Dr. Shivangi Pawar

AYUSH Consultant

India

Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19

It is not an overstatement that COVID-19 has altered the social and economic landscape of the world we live in. The pandemic is offsetting dynamic transformations, the impacts of which are exponentially greater and more complex.

This webinar explored the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 and addressed its diverse consequences in both urban and rural settings. The webinar also addressed migration, community participation, and re-skilling of labor that is now occupying national consciousness in countries of the South. Speakers from public health practice, academia, research, and media shared perspectives from working at the frontline.

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subhash

Dr. Subhash Hira

Professor of Global Health,University of Washington-Seattle

Sambodhi/ISRN, New Delhi

Swati

Dr. Swati Maheshwari

Senior Internal Medicine Specialist,

TV Show Host, India

Anish-Kumar

Mr. Anish Kumar

Co-lead

Transform Rural India Foundation, India

Dr-Shroff

Dr. Srinivas Shroff

Chief Executive Officer

REC Foundation, India

COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Economy: Making sense of a 'new normal'

The COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed the realm of public health alone, with far-reaching consequences to virtually all aspects of social and economic life. This webinar session explored the complex linkages between global economic transformations, mental health, and the dynamic healthcare sector. Speakers belonging to academia, health, psychiatry, and policy fields shared expert perspectives, helped participants unpack and make sense of the diverse and concurrent processes at play in the COVID-19 phenomenon.

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subhash

Dr. Subhash Hira

Professor of Global Health,University of Washington-Seattle

Sambodhi/ISRN, New Delhi

Nimish Purohit

Dr. Nimish N Purohit

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

McMaster University Toronto, Canada

Mr. Karan Bhasin

Mr. Karan Bhasin

Economist and Policy Researcher

Director, Global Young Action Network Foundation, India

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