COVID-19 Global Pandemic 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 pandemic response.

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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 pandemic response.

Due to high levels of interest we are hosting a second call on the use of digital technology for COVID-19 response this Friday, April 3, 2020.

For Coordination Call #6, Lisa Hilmi CORE Group’s Executive Director, will provide updates on risk communication and community engagement and Magnus Conteh, Executive Director, Community Health Academy, Last Mile Health will facilitate presentations and discussion on current digital technologies being used for COVID-19 response.

This week’s call will consist of several rapid fire demos and presentations. Presenters include:

  • UNICEF – “Internet of Good Things”, RCCE digital engagement and more!
  • Viamo – Mobile based preparedness, digital strategy advice, behavior change communication, data collection & feedback mechanisms
  • Ministries of Health – Several countries will share current initiatives and lessons learned from Ebola
  • AMFREF – Leap mHealth platform for training health care workers
  • International Organization of Migration (IOM) – IOM e-PHR platform that assists Member States and related stakeholders in performing adequate health assessments for migrants which are fostering access and continuity of care.
  • More partners to come!

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Call-in Information:
Meeting number (access code): 795 205 562
Meeting password: jmZX32muES6

Join by phone:
+1-408-418-9388 USA Toll

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For Coordination Call #5, Lisa Hilmi CORE Group’s Executive Director, provided updates on risk communication and community engagement and Magnus Conteh, Executive Director, Community Health Academy, Last Mile Health facilitated presentations and discussion on current digital technologies being used for COVID-19 response.

Presenters included:

  • BBC Media Action
  • CORE Group Polio Project Kenya
  • Dimagi
  • Medic Mobile
  • Sri Lanka Ministry of Health
  • THINKMD
  • USAID
  • Zenysis Technologies

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CORE Group convened members of civil society organizations to discuss their country-level and global needs for community-based response to COVID-19. We would like to better understand the types of resources, tools, guidance, and other materials CSOs may find helpful for their organization’s COVID-19 response activities and discuss opportunities for future collaboration in the development of these resources.

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Lisa Hilmi, CORE Group’s Executive Director, and Dr. Alfonso Rosales, MCH Senior Advisor, World Vision, provided updates and facilitate discussion on preparedness and response coordination among members and partners. Melinda Frost, Technical Officer for Risk Communication, World Health Organization provided information on risk communication and WHO’s approach in managing infodemics. Donda Hansen, interim Health Communications Director for CDC’s Center for Global Health, spoke towards CDC’s COVID-19 response in relation to risk communication and community engagement.

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Dr. Sarah Paige, CORE Group’s Global Health Security Agenda Senior Advisor, and Dr. Alfonso Rosales, MCH Senior Advisor at World Vision, provided updates and facilitated discussion on formalizing CORE Group’s role in preparedness and response coordination. The call also welcomed members of WHO’s GOARN RCCE who provided updates. Additionally, representatives from the Social Science and Community Engagement for Preparedness and Response platform were present to share the role of social science in supporting community engagement efforts.

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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).

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.

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