Due to rapidly evolving containment efforts and travel restrictions in response to COVID-19, READY is reconfiguring its East Africa Outbreak Preparedness Planning (OPP) workshop. The workshop will still take place from March 9–11, 2020, but it will be facilitated entirely online.

Knowing that COVID-19 readiness is top-of-mind for many of us, we are also amending the workshop content: It will focus exclusively on NGO readiness for the COVID-19 pandemic, aligned with key pillars within WHO’s COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, including staff safety and wellness, business continuity, and risk communication and community engagement.

Participants should amend or cancel any travel arrangements they may have already made, and will find revised workshop objectives and a condensed agenda on READY’s community of practice forum.

United States Agency for International Development Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, Save the Children, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, UK Med, EcoHealth Alliance, Mercy Malaysia

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