COVID-19: Can we really learn from past outbreaks?

Featuring: Prof. Karl Blanchet, CERAH Geneva; Sharon Abramowitz, PhD, Consultant to UNICEF C4D; Ngozi Erondu, PhD, Global Health Programme, Chatham House; Marc Dubois, PhD, SOAS, University of London || Theme: Synthesizing information from past outbreaks (SARS, H1N1, Ebola) to strengthen governance and response to the COVID-19 pandemic

“COVID-19: Can we really learn from past outbreaks,” the second webinar in READY’s COVID-19 & Humanitarian Settings: Knowledge and Experience Sharing weekly series, took place on April 8, 2020.

Professor Karl Blanchet from the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action and select panelists discuss various lessons from past global infectious disease outbreaks through multiple perspectives and disciplines. From severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2005, to H1N1 in 2009, to the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, each major outbreak has marked a milestone in the history of infectious diseases. This webinar synthesizes what information has surfaced from these challenges to inform efforts to strengthen governance and response in today’s COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderator: Professor Karl Blanchet, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action

Panelists:

  • Sharon Abramowitz, PhD – Consultant to UNICEF C4D
  • Ngozi Erondu, PhD – Associate Fellow, Global Health Programme, Chatham House
  • Marc Dubois, PhD – Independent Humanitarian Consultant and Senior Fellow at SOAS, University of London

We will be holding follow-up discussions on READY’s discussion forum shortly.

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Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, Save the Children, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, UK Med, EcoHealth Alliance, Mercy Malaysia

This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). READY is led by Save the Children in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, UK-Med, EcoHealth Alliance, and Mercy Malaysia. Site contents are the responsibility of READY and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.