COVID-19 Webinars

Organised by the Irish Global Health Network and ESTHER Alliance for Global Health Partnerships. This series of webinars focused on healthcare professionals and overseas staff working in Global Health in the era of COVID-19. The webinars hosted experts to discuss various COVID-19 themes relevant to health professionals working in global health.

20th Webinar: Vaccines: the end of the Covid-19 Pandemic?​

27/11/20

Moderated by Dr Kieran Harkin Co Founder of Access to Medicines, Ireland

Dr Ellen F. M.  ‘t Hoen LLM PhD  Director of Medicines Law & Policy

Achal Prabhala is a fellow of the Shuttleworth Foundation and the coordinator of the AccessIBSA project, which campaigns for access to medicines in India, Brazil and South Africa

Dr Aisling McMahon is an Assistant Professor of Law at Maynooth University where she specialises in medical and intellectual property law

Isabel Simpson, Executive Director – Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

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19th Webinar: Maintaining Healthy School Communities in the Face of the Coronavirus​

30/10/20

Ruairi Brugha, Professor Emeritus, RCSI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Sam McConkey, Deputy Dean at RCSI, Head of the Department of International Health and Tropical Medicine

Maeve Corish, Principal, Donabate Portrane Educate Together, Ireland

Pheung Pov, Country Manager, See Beyond Borders, Cambodia

Julie Watson, Research Fellow at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

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18th Webinar: Health Partnerships during the pandemic: Contributions and Lessons8​

28/08/20

Webinar Anchor:  David Weakliam, HSE Global Health Programme Director
Francis Nyakoojo, Health and Nutrition Programme Manager, Concern Worldwide

Olimjon Saidmamatov, Researcher at Urgench State University

Joe Gallagher, National GP lead for heart failure with the Irish College of General Practitioners

Desalegn Bekele Taye, Healthcare quality and safety advocate professional

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17th Webinar: Men and Covid 19 – How are men affected by Covid 19 and how can the response better include them?​

17/07/20

David Weakliam Global Health Programme Director, HSE

Noel Richardson from IT Carlow who is Director of the National Centre for Men’s Health in Ireland 

Professor Luke Clancy – Director General, TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland (TFRI) Dublin.

Professor Maria Lohan, Chair in Social Sciences and Health, Queens University Belfast

Gary Barker, President and CEO of Promundo-US

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Webinar 16: Leaving No One Behind: Social Inclusion, Disability and Vulnerable Groups ​

03/07/2020

Ros Tamming, Senior Research Officer, National Disability Authority

Dr. Mary Keogh, Director, Disability Inclusive Development, CBM

Aidan Leavy, Independent Consultant, Member of Advisory Board of CIVICUS DIGNA

Margaret Fitzgerald, National Public Health Lead for Social Inclusion and Vulnerable Groups, HSE

ISL Interpreter: Ms. Bernadette Ferguson

Webinar Anchor: Ruairi Brugha, Professor Emeritus, RCSI 

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15th Webinar: Malnutrition across the spectrum and the increased health risks during the COVID-19 pandemic ​

26/06/2020

Dr Timothy Roberton, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Marie Mc Grath, Emergency Nutrition Network, ENN

Sajia Mehjabeen, Nutrition Advisor, SAL, Concern located in Bangladesh

Suzana Almoosawi, Public Health Nutritionist, Nutritional Epidemiologist

Webinar Anchor: Ruairi Brugha, Professor Emeritus, RCSI 

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14th Webinar: Leaving No One Behind: Keeping up Essential Services for NCD Patients in Ethiopia during the Time of COVID-19 Response​

19/06/2020

Dr. Yoseph Mamo, HPA/THET Lead; THENA County Director 

Wondesen Berhe, NCD team leader, Addis Ababa Regional Health Bureau

Mrs. Bezawit Ketema, PhD cand., Martin Luther University; AAU

Dr.Desalew Mekonnen, Consultant Internist/Cardiologist, Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital

Dr.Adamu Addissie, Doctor; Preventative Medicine, SPH, AAU

Anchor: Ruairi Brugha 

Moderator: Dr. Mirgissa Kaba, Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University

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13th Webinar: Exploring a planetary health response to the COVID-19 Pandemic ​

12/06/2020

Dr. Renzo Guinto, Chief Planetary Doctor, PH Lab

Lanvin Concessao, Project Associate, Energy Program at World Resources Institute India

Dr. Aoife Kirk, Senior Medical Officer during the COVID19 response, HSE Public Health team

Tara Shine, Director, Change by Degrees; Environmental Scientist

Moderator: Rosie James, Board Member, IGHN

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12th Webinar: The Positive Power of  Communities  in the Response to  COVID-19 

05/06/2020

Ms Nicola Willis, Executive Director, AFRICAID-Zvandiri, Zimbabwe

Ms Florence Maritim Bore, Coordinator, Brighter Communities Worldwide, Kenya

Oanh Khuat, Executive Director, Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), Vietnam

Ms Blessi Kumar, CEO, Global Coalition of TB Activists, India

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11th Webinar: The Broader Health and Health Systems Impacts of COVID-19 in LMICs

29/05/2020

Prof. Ruairi Brugha, Professor Emeritus, RCSI, IGHN Webinar Anchor

Dr. David Weakliam, Global Health Programme Director, HSE

Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership 

Dr. Trish Scanlan, Paediatric oncologist, Muhimbili Hospital, Tanzania

Dr. Elenia Macamo Amado, Ministry of Health, Mozambique 

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10th Webinar: Protecting the Health Care Workers During the COOVID-19 Pandemic

22/05/2020

Dr. Ivan Ivanov: Global Occupational and Workplace Health Team, Headquarters of WHO, Geneva

Dr. Will Ponsonby: President (Chair), Society of Occupational Medicine

Prof. Pierluigi Cocco: Occupational Medicine, University of Cagliari

Dr Joy Mugambi: General Practitioner, Nairobi, Kenya

Webinar Anchor: Ruairi Brugha, Professor Emeritus

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9th Webinar: Balancing Human Rights and Competing Priorities in the Global COVID-19 Response

15/05/2020

Gregg Gonsalves, Epidemiology/Global Health Advocate, Yale University

Michael Higgins, Senior Program Officer, Pathfinders Program Lead, NYU Centre on International Cooperation

Odette Nyiramilimo, Rwandan Physician, Senator, and Member of AEPI

Attiya Waris, Professor and Writer, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Webinar Anchor: Ruairi Brugha, Professor Emeritus

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8th Webinar: Leveraging research and evidence to support humanitarian response to COVID-19

08/05/20

Niall Roche, independent WaSH consultant, IGHN Board Member

Gul Wali Khan Prepared in Pakistan (National NGO)

Amy Folan, Senior Education Advisor at Concern Worldwide

Ben Heaven Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Evidence Aid

Webinar Anchor: Ruairi Brugha,  Professor Emeritus

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7th Webinar: Gender Dimensions of COVID-19 Pandemic

01/05/2020

Chitra Nagarajan: journalist, writer and activist    

Sarah Hillware, Deputy Director at Women in Global Health 

Sisonke Msimang, South African writer

Sophie Dilmitis, Women4GlobalFund (W4GF),

Claire Hayes – Consultant Clinical Psychologist 

Webinar Anchor: Ruairi Brugha,  Professor Emeritus

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6th Webinar: How can health & development NGOs best respond during COVID-19?

24/04/2020 

Claire Hayes – Consultant Clinical Psychologist 
Dominic Fannon – Consultant psychiatrist, HSE/ senior consultant with ImROC
Lesego Tlhwale – Media and Advocacy Officer, works with Global Network of People Living with HIV, South Africa
Sharon Morrow –  Nurse, Night Site Manager for Tallaght General HospitalDirector at All-Island Congenital Heart Disease Network

Webinar Anchor: Ruairi Brugha,  Professor Emeritus

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5th Webinar: How can health & development NGOs best respond during COVID-19? Practical insights and lessons

17/04/2020

Anne O’Mahony, International Programme Director, Concern Worldwide.

Daniel Muhungura, Regional Health Advisor, GOAL

Dr Gabriel Fitzpatrick, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, HSE

Siobhan Walsh, CEO, GOAL

Suzanne Keatinge, CEO, Dochas

Webinar Anchor: Ruairi Brugha, Professor Emeritus

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4th Webinar: Lessons learned from HIV and other epidemics & the role of behavioral research in COVID-19

10/04/2020

Kate Thomson, Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Margaret Fitzgerald, Public Health Lead for Social Inclusion/ Vulnerable Groups
Pete LunnEconomic and Social Research Institute
Sian WhiteLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Recorded address from Alam Alhuda abu Kalib, State Minister of Health, Sinnar State, Sudan

Overview of OpEd by Prof. Father Michael Kelly.

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3rd Webinar: North-South Health Partnerships in The Context of COVID-19: How to Best Respond

03/04/2020

Dr. Arley Gomez Lopez.MD;MSc;PhD, Research Director at Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud
Dr. Mwenya Kasonde, emergency medicine physician
Dr. Ben Simms, THET.
Dr. Shams Syed: WHO Quality Systems/ Resilience Unit & oversees WHO national quality policy and strategy initiative
David Weakliam, HSE/ leader and advocate on global health issues in Ireland
ANCHOR:
Prof.Ruairi Brugha, 
Professor Emeritus

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2nd Webinar: Donor and Funding Challenges for LMICs and Hospital Readiness in the Time of COVID-19

27/03/20

Nelly Comon: Manager, Donor Relations, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

Unarose Hogan: WHO Consultant, COVID-19 Hospital Readiness

ANCHOR:
Ruairi Brugha, 
Professor Emeritus

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Conversations on COVID-19: 1st webinar

20/03/2020

Prof. Ruairi Brugha, Professor Emeritus, Former Head of the Department of Public Health & Epidemiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 

Niall Roche, WASH/Env. Health Consultant and Lecturer. 

Diarmuid McClean, Development Specialist, Deputy Head of Mission for Embassy of Ireland in Lilongwe, Malawi

For a detailed webinar summary, CLICK HERE