Webinar Lead: Dr. Arti Patel Varanasi, PhD, MPH, Chair, CORE Group NCDs Interest Group, and President & CEO, Advancing Synergy
Webinar Moderator: Bistra Zheleva, Vice President of Global Strategy and Advocacy Children’s Heartlink
- Catherine Karekezi, PhD, Medical Director of the Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Centre (DMIC) and a leading technical voice for NCD Alliance Kenya
- Tim Kubal, MD Oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center and Co-Chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Best Practices Committee, USA
- Susana Abrego, MD, pediatric anesthesiologist, Benjamin Bloom Hospital, El Salvador
- Flavia Kamalembo Batureine, RN, Mulago Hospital, Uganda Heart Institute, Kampala, Uganda
How can we do better on NCD education and prevention during and post COVID19?
From Tim Kubal:
The addition of zoom and Facebook live is great to support NCD education and prevention. If you were doing this before the pandemic, then I would continue it. One other thing to consider is to bring fewer people in for each of the topics and to do a deeper dive on individual issues that might be occurring in a country or region.
From Susana Abrego Hasbun:
We must go for population education for people to take care of their own health, not only to avoid infectious diseases but also and especially NCDs, that could be prevented, mainly because some of them deteriorate the quality of people’s lives.
By preventing diseases like diabetes and hypertension, we will avoid the patient’s vulnerability when situations like epidemics arise.