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10/26/2021 - 10/26/2021 | Berlin

Else Kröner Fresenius Foundation (EKFS) as part of the WHS: Epidemic preparedness beyond Covid-19

The EKFS workshop "Epidemic Preparedness Beyond COVID-19" will be held as part of the World Health Summit 2021 on October 26, 2021, 11.00-12.30 a.m. in Berlin & digital.

Topic: Epidemic preparedness beyond Covid-19 – What can be learned from countries with limited resources

The workshop will discuss several successful partnership-based projects from OECD DAC-listed countries that demonstrate how epidemic outbreaks can be detected and prevented at an early stage. The participants will explore the question of what countries like Germany in the Global North can learn from successful epidemic preparedness and response projects in the Global South.

The focus will be on strengthening health systems through support and improvement of routine surveillance systems and continuous planning, revision, and implementation of detection, preparedness, and response plans. The discussion is less about current strategies to combat COVID-19 than on numerous other known infectious diseases which can trigger epidemics – for instance meningitis, ebola, plague, cholera or malaria.

Participants will include Dr. Tochi Ochwor, Institute of Public Health, University of Nigeria, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention and Control Programme Coordinator at Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Michael Katende, Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin/ EAC East African Community Secretariat, Tanzania, Johannes Schildknecht, Malteser International Country Medical Coordinator DRC and Dr. Joost Butenop, Senior Public Health Physician, Refugee Health Advisor ("Health Cluster Coordinator"), Regional Government Lower Frankonia.

Information on participating / attending:
The workshop will be live streamed, registration is not required.

Digital Session:
Meeting ID: 893 3035 2727


10/26/2021 11:00 - 10/26/2021 12:30

Event venue:

Date: Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 11.00-12.30 a.m. (Berlin time)

Where: Berlin & digital

Target group:

all interested persons

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transregional, national

Subject areas:

Medicine, Social studies

Types of events:

Seminar / workshop / discussion




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