Webinars

READY webinars feature experts from academic institutions and implementing organizations leading engaging, informative discussions relevant to infectious disease outbreak technical areas, operations, and coordination. Subscribe to READY’s email list to receive webinar registration information.

A COVID-19 isolation and treatment center in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (Sonali Chakma / Save the Children)

Integrating Technical Sectors in a COVID-19 Response: A framework and expert panel discussion

May 6, 2021 | Speakers: Maria Tsolka, Kathryn Bertram, Lori Murray This…
Liberian scientists and community members discuss zoonotic disease risk reduction, including tips on living safely with bats. (Image credit: Catherine Machalaba / EcoHealth Alliance)

Operationalizing One Health to Support Humanitarian Sector Outbreak Response

April 16, 2021 | 08:00-09:00 Washington (GMT-4) // 13:00-14:00…
Josephine, 9 years old, walking with her mother Celina in Lodwar, Kenya. (Image credit: Allan Gichigi / Save the Children)

Introducing Guidance for Alternative Care Provision during COVID-19

Jan. 27, Jan. 28, and Feb. 2, 2021: READY and Child Protection…
Zenebech,* mother of three, with her youngest child at an emergency food assistance gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in August, 2020. (Misak Workneh / Save the Children)
Save the Children health worker Ahishakiye delivers COVID-19 prevention messages to families waiting outside a clinic. Image credit: Thacien Biziyaremye / Save the Children

RCCE: Perceptions, Misinformation, and Concerns in African Countries in the Time of COVID-19

Speakers: Kathryn Bertram, READY / Johns Hopkins Center for Communication…

Past Webinar Series

COVID-19 & Humanitarian Settings: Exploring the Controversial Issues

October 2020–January 2021

The Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies at the University of Geneva, and the Center for Humanitarian Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are pleased to announce the relaunch of their COVID-19 & Humanitarian Settings webinar series, produced by the READY initiative. Now occurring monthly, these webinars will examine controversial and under-explored issues affecting the COVID-19 pandemic in humanitarian settings. Each panel discussion will welcome experts from across the sector and around the globe.

Distributing kits to hospitals as part of the Coronavirus pandemic response in DRC. May, 7, 2020. (Christian Mutombo / Save the Children)

How have COVID-19 and commitments to decolonize aid accelerated power shifts within the humanitarian sector (or not)?

Speakers: Laura Cardinal, READY; Dr. Jemilah binti Mahmood, Mercy…
A health worker vaccinates a baby - MHC, Burao, Somalia. Image credit: Mustafa Saeed / Save the Children

Will the COVID-19 vaccine ever reach forcibly displaced populations?

Speakers: Prof. Heidi Larson, LSHTM; Colette Selman, Gavi; Dr.…
Faduma*, 16 receives a vaccination & health check - Burao, Somalia. Image credit: Mustafa Saeed / Save the Children

Which Health Services in Humanitarian Settings should we NOT provide during COVID-19?

Speakers: Prof. Karl Blanchet, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian…
Noor* with her son Hssain*, two and a half years-old (Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh). Image credit: GMB Akash / Panos Pictures / Save the Children
Community health workers raise public awareness in Mogadishu of prevention and management of COVID-19. Image credit: Save the Children Somalia

Coming Soon: Four New Webinars

The following topics (subject to change) are planned for the…

Past Webinar Series

COVID-19 & Humanitarian Settings: Knowledge & Experience Sharing

April–July, 2020

This series was co-hosted by READY, the Health in Humanitarian Crisis Center at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), and the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health. Each week, humanitarian thought leaders, expert speakers, and voices from the field gathered to discuss a chosen topic relevant to COVID-19 and humanitarian settings and take questions from audience members from around the globe. Recordings of the series are posted below.

Mariana*, 10, shows her clean hands, after receiving a hygiene kit from Save the Children in Mexico. Mariana* is from Honduras and her and her family were displaced due to violence. She and her family are seeking a better future, and are waiting in a shelter in southern Mexico. Image credit: Marco Giron / Save the Children
Community health workers raise public awareness in Mogadishu of prevention and management of COVID-19. Image credit: Save the Children Somalia
Celina* and her daughter Rose*, pose for a portrait close to Save the Children's mobile clinic in Mvepi refugee settlement. Image credit: GCCU
Isabella* is playing with her baby Cecilia* outside their home. Image credit: Fredrik Lerneryd / Save the Children
Tinashi* (4) is assessed during an Emergency Health Unit-supported nutrition survey in Zimbabwe. Image credit: Sacha Myers / Save the ChildrenTinashi* (4) is assessed during an Emergency Health Unit-supported nutrition survey in Zimbabwe. Image credit: Sacha Myers / Save the Children
Tala*, 9 washing her hands. Image credit: GMU
Dr Omnia conducts health screening in a religious school in Khartoum state, Sudan. Image credit: Mohammed Osman & Abubaker Garelnabei / Save the ChildrenDr Omnia conducts health screening in a religious school in Khartoum state, Sudan. Image credit: Mohammed Osman & Abubaker Garelnabei / Save the Children
Lubabatu* , 13, walks home after collecting water from a Save the Children water point in the informal displacement camp at Musari, outside Maiduguri. Image credit: Tommy Trenchard / Save the Children
Thelma (1) is assessed during an Emergency Health Unit-supported nutrition survey in Zimbabwe (held by her sister Janet, 13). Image credit: Sacha Myers / Save the Children
A healthcare worker at a Save the Children-supported health facility during the Ebola outbreak (DRC). Image credit: Hugh Kinsella Cunningham / Save the Children
Noor* with her son Hssain*, two and a half years-old (Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh). Image credit: GMB Akash / Panos Pictures / Save the Children