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Webinar series: COVID-19 and lung health

Webinar series: COVID-19 and lung health

The COVID-19 pandemic is perhaps the greatest healthcare challenge of a generation. The Union, in collaboration with its global community of members, is pleased to launch an open-access webinar series on COVID-19 and its intersection with tuberculosis (TB), tobacco control, lung disease and more.

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Webinar series: COVID-19 and lung health

Tuberculosis and Lung Health Course

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Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa: paying attention to health facility admissions and deaths. Dr Jeremiah Chakaya, Dr Leo Martinez, Prof Anthony D Harries (Aired live 10 June 2020)

Spanish language webinar: Desafíos para enfrentar la interferencia de la Industria Tabacalera en tiempos del COVID-19Gustavo Sóñora y Cristiane Vianna, Dra Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Silvana Rubano Turci, Jorge Vega Cárdenas, Rodrigo Bolaños (Aired live 28 May 2020)

French-language webinar: COVID-19 et prise en charge de la tuberculose en Afrique Francophone. Dr Kobto Ghislain Koura, L’Union, Bertrand Kampoer, DRAF-TB,  Dr Dennis Falzon, Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, Edouard Kambou Sansan, Alliance Côte d’Ivoire, Dr Ablo Prudence Wachinou , Programme National de Lutte contre la Tuberculose, Bénin (Aired live 20 May 2020)

Panel discussion: How to prevent 1.4 million deaths: Advancing TB care and prevention in the time of COVID-19Victoria MacDonald, Channel 4 news, Lucica Ditiu, Stop TB Partnership, Marijke Wijnroks, The Global Fund, Tereza Kasaeva, WHO, Cheri Vincent, USAID, Catharina Boehme, FIND, José Luis Castro, The Union, Subrat Mohanty, The Union (Aired live 20 May 2020)

APCAT Webinar: Government accountability in responding to COVID-19, NCDs and Tobacco Use. Khagraj Adhikari, Member of Parliament, Nepal and Chair-APCAT Parliamentarians; Shameem Haider Patwary, Member of Parliament, Bangladesh; Bima Arya Sugiarto, Mayor, Bogor City Indonesia; Han Kosal, Deputy Governor, Kampong Cham, Cambodia; Jose Martinho Dos Santos Soares, Mayor Ermera City, Timor-Leste; Tara Singh Bam, Deputy Regional Director, The Union Asia Pacific. (Aired live 12 May 2020)

Respiratory protection against TB and airborne infectious diseases including COVID-19. Amanda Christensen, Australian Respiratory Council and Niesje Jansen, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Dr Paul Jensen, End TB Transmission Initiative (ETTi), Dr Grigory Volchenkov, Vladimir Regional Tuberculosis Control Center, End TB Transmission Initiative (ETTi) (Aired live 12 May 2020)

COVID-19 and Tuberculosis:  Finding Synergies to Advance the Fight. Ingrid Schoeman, Dr KS Sachdeva, Indian NTP, Dr Masoud Dara, WHO Regional Office for Europe, and Dr Eliud Wandwalo, The Global Fund, Switzerland. (Aired live 7 May 2020)

The Programmatic Management of TB in high burden countries during the initial COVID-19 response. Dr Grania Bridgen, The Union and Dr Francesca Conradie, Helen Joseph Hospital, Dr Dennis Falzon, WHO, Dr Vivian Cox, and Dr Norbert Ndjeka, National TB Programme of South Africa. (Aired live 30 April 2020)