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MediPIET Webinar Series are dedicated to share accurate and verified information by leading experts during this COVID-19 pandemic.

March 30
Webinar Public Health and Social Measures in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: adherence issues in the North Africa and Middle East region

Pandemic waves are recurring and vaccine distribution will only be gradual: many countries will therefore have to continue to manage the pandemic through Public Health and Social Measures (PHSM): these include individual, environmental surveillance and response, and social/physical distancing measures, along with movement and travel restrictions.

The webinar will update the debate on PHSM, with a focus on risk perception, accessibility of protective actions and consequent adherence to PHSM in the North Africa and Middle East region.

March 03
Webinar on Public Health and Social Measures implemented to control the Covid-19 pandemic. Response strategies implemented in Maghreb and Sahel regions will be in focus.

As the pandemic continues to evolve and universal access to vaccines remains a distant goal, social and public health measures (MSSP) remain essential to limit transmission: they include individual, environmental, surveillance and also social and physical distancing, as well as restrictions on movement and travel.
The webinar will try to update the debate on MSSPs, while emphasizing their use, acceptability and effectiveness in the Sahel and Maghreb countries.

December 18
ROUND TABLE on Multisectoral coordination before, during and after CBRN incidents: Perspectives from the different sectors for the COVID-19 Response. This webinar is conceived as a virtual Round Table with representatives from University of Montenegro, EUROPOL, DG ECHO and BSI. The aim of this session is countries and institutions to share the different sector perspectives, the challenges, the good practices, and the lessons learnt from their response to COVID-19 pandemic and to debate around the intersectoral collaboration in the different countries, as well as get familiar with a sustainable framework for effective interagency cooperation for chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear incidents in peace times.  

December 2
COVID-19 Countries’ Experiences Webinar Series. COVID-19 surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing. In this webinar, representatives from Burkina Faso and Tunisia will share their countries’ experience and lessons learned so far from COVID-19 surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing and a plenary discussion will follow. This webinar will be delivered in French.

October 14
COVID-19 Countries’ Experiences Webinar Series. COVID-19 surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing. In this webinar, representatives from Tunisia and Armenia will share their countries’ experience and lessons learned so far from COVID-19 surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing and a plenary discussion will follow.

September 23
Kickoff “COVID-19 Actions Taken Review” Protecting and empowering COVID-19 frontline health workers: how are we doing it? Virtual Workshop. This online workshop aims at reinforcing the preparedness and response of MediLabSecure and MediPIET Network countries through sharing experiences, challenges and best practices and discussing with leading experts.

July 9
COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement by leading expert Vicky Houssiere, Health Emergency Programme WHO

June 15
Outbreak response applied to asymmetric COVID-19 epidemiology by leading expert Professor Dale A. Fisher, Professor of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Steering Committee GOARN

June 4
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) COVID-19 model by leading expert Professor Dr. Ali H MOKDAD, Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health at the University of Washington

May 21
Contact Tracing Strategies and the use of Go.Data outbreak investigation tool by leading expertDr Lise GROUT, Veterinarian Epidemiologist, GOARN/WHO on behalf of the Go.Data project team

May 7
Epidemiological Surveillance of COVID-19by leading expert Professor Dr Pasi PENTTINEN, Principal Expert of Influenza and other resp viruses diseases programme, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, ECDC

April 23
Current Evidence on COVID-19 Epidemiology by leading expert Professor David L. HEYMANN, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

April 8
Public Health Action for Prevention, Containment and Mitigation of COVID 19 by leading expert Professor Gabriel M LEUNG Dean of Medicine, University of Hong Kong