COVID-19 Webinar Series

IANPHI is hosting a series of webinars to discuss how its member national public health institutes (NPHI) are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources from each webinar are available on this page.

October 22, 2020

Webinar on Balancing Investment for Wellbeing and Health Equity in the Context of COVID-19

This webinar is the second of three sessions of the virtual 2020 IANPHI European Meeting. Moderated by Prof. Mark A. Bellis, director, WHO Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health and Wellbeing at Public Health Wales, it outlines current and potential challenges and impacts of COVID-19 (and related response measures) on population wellbeing, equity, social and economic development, and highlights the importance of urgent and sustainable investment in wellbeing and health equity. It explores theoretical approaches and solutions as well as examples of good practice and country experiences, developing and using different models and tools towards sustainable investment.

July 10, 2020

Webinar on the Mobilization of Behavioral Science in the Time of COVID-19

On July 10, IANPHI hosted a webinar on the mobilization of behavioral science in the time of COVID-19. Moderated by Neil Squires of the Global Health Department of Public Health England, the webinar featured public health leaders from the Netherlands and France. Behavioral science plays a vital role to play in efforts to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Research on behavior and health provides insights on how to help people understand and follow guidelines to keep themselves and their communities safe.


June 3, 2020

Webinar on IHME’s COVID-19 Pandemic Forecasts and their Utilization by NPHIs in the National Responses

In partnership with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), the webinar discussed COVID-19 pandemic forecasts with national public health institutes (NPHIs) and key stakeholders, and addressed the methodology and data source of the third generation of IHME’s model as well as the implications of their COVID-19 resource for national authorities and NPHIs. Dr. Jean-Claude Desenclos, scientific director and deputy to the director general at Santé publique France, and secretary general of IANPHI, moderated a discussion with Dr. Christopher J. L. Murray, director of IHME and chair of department of Health Metrics Sciences.

May 15, 2020

Webinar on Lockdown De-escalation Strategies in Europe 

Facilitated by IANPHI co-founder Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, the webinar featured Dr. Johanna Hanefeld, scientific director and head of department at the Centre for International Health Protection (ZIG) of Germany's Robert Koch Institute, and Dr. Frode Forland, specialist director of infectious diseases and global health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH).

April 29, 2020

Webinar on the Role of West African NPHIs (French)

Facilitated by IANPHI Secretary General Dr. Jean-Claude Desenclos, this first webinar in French featured Dr. Hervé Hien, director general of the Burkina Faso NPHI, Prof. Dinard Kouassi, director general of the Côte d'Ivoire NPHI, and Dr. Abdoulaye Touré, director general of the Guinea NPHI.

April 15, 2020

Webinar with the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (English)

Facilitated by Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, the webinar featured Dr. George Fu Gao, director of the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC).

April 7, 2020

Webinar with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (English)

Facilitated by IANPHI co-founder Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, the webinar featured Dr. Minwon Lee, director general at the Center for Public Health Emergency Response of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), and Dr. Seon Kui Erica Lee, director at KCDC's Division of Risk assessment and International cooperation.

March 24, 2020

Webinar with Italy's Istituto Superiore di Sanità (English)

The first webinar of the series featured Prof. Silvio Brusaferro, president of Italy's Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS).

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