Webinar Summary Brief: Leveraging research and evidence to support humanitarian response to COVID-19
ESTHER Alliance for Global Health Partnerships, Irish Global Health Network and DSA Ireland collaborated to produce this brief document that summarises evidence and research gaps in the humanitarian response to COVID-19 pandemic.
This mapping draws on the contributions of expert speakers to a webinar held on the 8th of May in partnership with the Irish Global Health Network and DSA Ireland.
Webinar Summary Brief: Gender Dimensions of COVID-19 Pandemic
ESTHER Alliance for Global Health Partnerships, Irish Global Health Network, Women in Global Health Ireland and Women for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria have collaborated to publish a gender summary brief to mark a new country chapter of the Women in Global Health Movement in Ireland. The brief is centred on the topics highlighted during the Conversations on COVID-19 7th Webinar: Gender Dimensions of COVID-19 Pandemic which was co-hosted with Women in Global Health Ireland as part of its inaugural launch event.
The Answer to Pandemics? Strong Public Health Systems
At global level, we are witnessing an impressive stream of announcements regarding financial assistance in response to COVID-19. However well-intentioned, not all these global responses are likely to be successful in softening the impact of the pandemic.
One of the painful lessons from the Ebola outbreaks is that a response to infectious disease outbreaks can only be effective when the country has a strong public health system, especially at the primary healthcare level.
Why social distancing won’t work for Africa?
In this interesting article we understand the socioeconomic barriers to implement social distancing intervention in Africa. The World Health Organization is promoting social distancing as an essential response to this pandemic, forgetting that there are many parts of the world where this single solution is contextually inadequate or even dangerous.
Social distancing is a valid containment solution for the novel coronavirus, yes. But it is a solution that doesn’t grasp a reality that is extremely widespread across Africa: people survive difficulty by coming together as communities of care, not pulling apart in a retreat into individualism.