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
- 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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