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Protecting populations at highest risk for COVID-19 in Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea countries: response, challenges and opportunities

November 25, 2020 @ 12:00 - 14:00

Mediterranean and Black Sea Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET) at ESCAIDE, 25th November 2020

AGENDA (90 minutes duration)

Chair: Dr Isabel Noguer, Instituto de Salud Carlos III-ISCIII (MediPIET Consortium ISCIII-FCSAI)

Welcome by Dr Isabel Noguer (3 mins)


  • Eastern Mediterranean countries (35 mins)


  • Dr Kristina Stravidis, MediPIET Alumni Cohort 1, Head of Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Department, IPH Republic of North Macedonia (7mins)
  • Dr Yazer Bouzia, Acting Director Public Health, MoH of Palestine (7mins)
  • Dr Nada Ghosn, Chief Epidemiological Surveillance Office MoPH Lebanon (7mins)

Panel discussion moderated by Dr Nikoletta Mavroeidi, Former MediPIET Chief Scientific Coordinator, Greece (10 mins)

  • Transition next round table by Dr Isabel Noguer (1 min)


  • Black Sea countries (35 mins)


  • Dr Oleksander Matsov, MediPIET fellow Cohort 3, Acting Deputy Director General

Public Health Center of the MOH of Ukraine (7mins)

  • Dr Lusine Paronyan, Chief Vector borne diseases Unit, National Center for Disease Control, MoH Republic of Armenia representative (7mins)
  • Dr Nana Mebonia – Head, Chronic Disease Division, National Center for Disease Control Georgia (7mins)

Panel discussion moderated by Dr Agnes Lepoutre / Dr Kostas Danis, Sante Publique France (10 mins)

  • Closing by Dr Isabel Noguer (3 mins)