Workshop: Research in Global Health Emergencies

24th November 2020 | 10:00-15:00 EAT


This workshop by the African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT), the East African Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR) and The Global Health Network aims to equip you with knowledge and skills to conduct research during outbreaks and epidemics. It will cover areas such as navigating the ethical landscape for research in epidemics, rapidly developing proposals that can be adapted and implemented during epidemics, as well as areas of safety during data collections.


Webinar: Pricing Pandemics Necrofinance and the World Bank

1st December 2020 | 16.00 - 17.15 GMT


This seminar explores the history of catastrophe financing products and the contemporary history of international epidemic response to discern the roots of the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF). Examining both the previous West African Ebola Virus Epidemic (2013-2016) as well other recent epidemics, Alexandre will demonstrate which assumptions of epidemic threat undergird the World Bank’s PEF structure and how it breaks from previous frameworks of pandemic threat appraisal such as the World Health Organization’s Public Health Emergency of International Concern designation.

Drawing upon the theories of Achille Mbembe, Jean Baudrillard and others this talk examines the roots of pandemic speculation and locates its role within the larger ecosystem of global infectious disease control.

Key audience includes those with an interest in health financing, health systems strengthening, and the history and sociology of epidemic disease control.

Symposium: Modelling the COVID-19 Pandemic - CMMID COVID-19 symposium

8th December 2020 | 13.00 - 15.30 GMT


Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID) at LSHTM have been using mathematical modelling to predict the spread of the novel coronavirus as well as estimate the impact of different control measures.

In this symposium, eight speakers will present on a diverse range of research questions addressed in the last 12 months, from evaluating the impact of school closures, and air travel restrictions, to monitoring changes in mobility and social contact patterns.           


Modelling and Big Data for outbreak response: pre- and post-COVID-19

8th December 2020 | 16.00 - 17.30 GMT


Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID) Annual Lecture: Years of preparedness and scientific progress have been harshly put to test in the most difficult health crisis of the last 100 years. Following the path of our experience in this first year, Vittoria will discuss pitfalls, challenges, and opportunities to improve modelling for outbreak response.