A three-part UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) discussion series on outbreak preparedness and response which aims to encourage reflection and shared learning, as well as creative discourse during the COVID-19 pandemic. This series covers education, infection, prevention and control and the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

 

Upcoming webinar: COVID-19 vaccination in low and middle-income countries: lessons from past and current campaigns

22nd September 2021 

This webinar is an opportunity to share experiences and learnings from past vaccination campaigns during epidemics, as well as early lessons from the COVID-19 rollout in low and middle-income countries. We will discuss the barriers and enablers currently being experienced by vaccination teams as they roll out COVID-19 vaccines, and the development of local solutions.

This is the third event of a UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) discussion series on outbreak preparedness and response which aims to encourage reflection and shared learning, as well as creative discourse.

Learning Objectives

To provide an opportunity for the sharing of experiences of COVID-19 vaccination in low and middle-income countries.

To encourage the sharing of barriers, enablers, lessons and local solutions from past and current epidemic/pandemic vaccination campaigns that can support the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in low and middle-income countries.

Chair

Professor Beate Kampmann
Professor of Paediatric Infection & Immunity
Director, The Vaccine Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Speakers

Ms Julie Collins
Research Fellow in Public Health, UK Public Health Rapid Support Team London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Public Health England, United Kingdom

Dr Mohammed Abdulaziz
Head, Division of Disease Control and Prevention, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Ms Chioma Dan-Nwafor
Epidemiologist, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control /Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Recording coming soon!

Infection, Prevention and Control: Moving beyond a reactive to a proactive approach

Infection, prévention et contrôle et réponse aux épidémies : Passer d'une approche réactive à une approche proactive

29/06/2021

In recent years significant resources have been put into Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) outbreak response capacity development at local, national, regional and global levels. However, thus far, there has been patchy translation or integration of the experience, skills and practice improvements from this into broader system strengthening. We recognise that areas with strong IPC structures and processes are better placed to prevent and limit the consequences of outbreaks using locally available resources, minimising the need for intensive and potentially disruptive responses.

In this session we encourage reflection and shared learning, as well as creative discourse. It is an opportunity for all those working in Infection Prevention and Control in low- and middle-income countries to come together and discuss ways to synergise investment in short term outbreak response towards longer term quality improvement.Hear perspectives from those who have worked in IPC system strengthening, outbreak response and across a range of theatres of engagement.

Chair

Emilio Hornsey, Senior Infection Prevention and Control Nurse, UK-PHRST

Speakers

Professor Folashade Ogunsola, Chair of Infection Control Africa Network. University of Lagos, Nigeria

Dr Stacey Mearns, Senior Technical Advisor, Emergency Health International Rescue Committee Presentation Slides

Dr Samuel Mangala Malu, Chef, de Division Hygiène, Prevention et Contrôle des Infections, Ministère de la Sante, Democratic Republic of Congo

Amy Elizabeth Barrera, Consultant, Resolve to Save Lives, South Africa

 



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Disease outbreak preparedness and response: education experiences and ideas

4/3/2021

This is the first of a discussion series on outbreak preparedness and response to encourage sharing of experiences and reflections that further our understanding of how we can best support learning in these contexts. It includes presentations on educational programmes developed in response to disease outbreaks.

 

Each webinar will offer a focused discussion on topics relating to disease outbreaks preparedness and response. The topic of discussion for each session will be selected from suggestions shared by participants providing opportunity for those in attendance to shape the direction of this series.

Speakers:

Briëtte du Toit, Infection Control African Network, South Africa
Maryirene Ibeto, UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Renata Bernardes David, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil

Speakers

Briëtte du Toit, Infection Control African Network, South Africa
Q&A - Briëtte du Toit

Maryirene Ibeto, UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Renata Bernardes David, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil
Q&A - Renata David