2019 Novel Coronavirus Global Response Coordination

CORE Group is convening members and partners to discuss their institutional positions vis a vis COVID-19 (novel coronavirus 2019) in an effort to coordinate and support the global response.

Coordination Calls: 

February 28, 2020 | 10AM EST | Upcoming!

February 14, 2020 | 10AM EST | Watch the recording | View IRC’s Presentation

Dr. Alfonso Rosales, MCH Senior Advisor, World Vision, led discussion and action points on implementation and coordination at country and regional levels. Mesfin Teklu Tessema, Senior Director of the Health Unit, Marydale Oppert, Health Advisor, and Stacey Mearns, Deputy Director – Ebola Response, all at International Rescue Committee (IRC), shared IRC’s risk categorization and risk response. Adrienne Todela, CORE Group’s Knowledge Management and Communications Manager, shared updates from the recent Risk Communication and Community Engagement call by WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network (GOARN).

*There is an upcoming plan to create a volunteer-based interest group that will lead the CORE Group community’s contribution to the global response and set concrete deliverables. Stay tuned for a Call for Interest to participate!

February 6, 2020 | 10AM EST

Lisa Hilmi, CORE Group’s Executive Director, led the call on CORE Group’s collaborative response. Dr. Sarah Paige, CORE Group’s Global Health Security Agenda Senior Advisor, shared updates from the recent Risk Communication and Community Engagement Call by WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network (GOARN). Dr. Eric Starbuck, Save the Children’s Child Health and Pandemic Preparedness Advisor, spoke towards key epidemiological questions that affect response planning for the nCov19 outbreak.

Resources

WHO 2019 Novel Coronavirus Information Landing Page

WHO nCov19 Situation Reports

WHO nCov19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan

CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus Information Landing Page

EPI-Win Landing Page