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The Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Health Equity in the ASEAN Region (A 5-Part Webinar Series)

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented in how it has affected the lives of everyone around the globe. Poor and vulnerable populations have and will be particularly hard hit by the health and socio-economic consequences of this health crisis. The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has stated that “COVID-19 is a threat multiplier” and is “compounding existing inequalities”. This five-part webinar series takes a deep dive into the impact of COVID-19 on health inequities in the ASEAN region.
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Webinar 1: 
Examining the impact of COVID-19 on health and health inequities in the ASEAN region
1 Jul 2020, SGT 7pm - 8pm, Zoom 
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Synopsis:
This session will provide a brief overview of the existing health inequities in the ASEAN region. The speakers will elaborate on how the COVID-19 outbreak has exposed, and may even exacerbate, existing inequities in the health systems of the ASEAN region. The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare access for marginalised and vulnerable groups in the region as well as possible strategies to mitigate the negative consequences will be discussed. The challenges of achieving relevant Sustainable Development Goals will be highlighted and the opportunities for applying lessons learned from current coping strategies will be discussed.

Speakers:
Prof John Lim (moderator)
Policy Lead, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI), and Executive Director, Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE), Duke-NUS

Dr Tran Thi Mai Oanh
Director, Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI), Vietnam

Dr Piya Hanvoravongchai
Program Director, The Equity Initiative, Bangkok, Thailand, and Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Dr Swee Kheng Khor
Senior Visiting Fellow, United Nations University International Institute of Global Health, Malaysia

Dr Kumanan Rasanathan
Coordinator, Health Systems, World Health Organization (WHO), Cambodia Office

Dr Hisham Badaruddin
Adj Asst Professor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI), and Director for Healthcare, Deloitte Consulting South East Asia

Webinar 2:
Analysing of the impact of COVID-19 on maternal and child health in the ASEAN region
8 Jul 2020, SGT 7pm - 8pm, Zoom 
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Synopsis:
This webinar will examine maternal and child health inequities in the ASEAN region and how the COVID-19 outbreak has and is further expected to impact existing health inequities. It will explore how the COVID-19 outbreak may alter specific health services such as vaccination programmes and maternal and newborn care. It will also discuss the long term effect of COVID-19 on maternal and child health programmes and offer some potential strategies to mitigate the negative impact.

Speakers:
Prof Courtney Davis (moderator)
Education Core Co-Lead, SDGHI & Staff Physician, KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH)

Mr Björn Andersson
Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Bangkok

Ms Mariam Khan
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative, Lao PDR

Dr Paul Pronyk
Chief, Child Survival and Development, UNICEF Indonesia

Dr Katherine Ann V. Reyes
Assistant Professor & Associate Dean for Research, Department of Health Policy and Administration, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines, Manila

Dr Maria Asuncion Silvestre
President, Kalusugan ng Mag-Ina, Inc (KMI; Translation: Health of Mother and Child), Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Webinar 3:
Applying a health inequity lens to the impact of COVID-19 on food security and nutritional status in the ASEAN region
15 Jul 2020, SGT 7pm - 8pm, Zoom 
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Synopsis:
This webinar will provide an overview on the existing nutrition inequities and how they have been negatively impacted by the current health crisis. Join us as speakers respond to questions like: “How is COVID-19 and the associated economic down turn impacting food security?”, “How has maternal and child nutrition been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak?” & “What is the long term impact and what are some potential measures countries in the region can take to decrease the impact of COVID-19 on undernutrition?”

Speakers:
Prof Martin Bloem (moderator)
Inaugural Robert S. Lawrence Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr David Dawe
Senior Economist, Regional Office of Asia Pacific, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Prof Emorn Udomkesmalee
Senior Advisor and Former Director of the Institute of Nutrition of the Mahidol University, Thailand & Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of International Health, John Hopkins University

Dr Chandavone Phoxay
Deputy Permanent Secretary, Cabinet. Ministry of health

Mr Axton Salim
Director, PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk

Webinar 4:
How has COVID-19 impacted HIV/AIDs, TB and Malaria Programmes in the ASEAN Region?
22 Jul 2020, SGT 7pm - 8pm, Zoom 
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Synopsis:
This webinar will explore the existing treatment and control strategies of HIV/AIDs, TB and Malaria in the ASEAN region and how the COVID-19 outbreak has and is expected to further impact such programmes. The speakers will address the likely impact of COVID-19 on mortality and morbidity rates due to modifications of HIV/AIDs, TB and Malaria programmes. The challenges of protecting vulnerable populations will be addressed, while exploring opportunities for regional cooperation, alignment of funding and adoption of a health systems perspective. 

Speakers:
Prof Tang Shenglan (moderator)
Deputy Director, Duke Global Health Institute, and Faculty, SDGHI

Dr Marijke Wijnroks
Chief of Staff, The Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Ms Amita Chebbi
Senior Director, Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN)

Dr Esty Febriani
TB Technical Advisor Lembaga Kesehatan Nahdlatul Ulama (LKNU), Lecturer of public health program STIKES Kuningan, West Java, and Member of TB community task force, WHO

Webinar 5:
How has COVID-19 impacted Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Programmes in the ASEAN region?
29 Jul 2020, SGT 7pm - 8pm, Zoom 
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Synopsis:
This webinar will provide a brief overview of treatment and control of the leading cardio-metabolic NCDs in the ASEAN region and discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the management of those diseases. It will examine mitigation strategies and challenges faced on the treatment and control on NCDs by contextualising the discussion based on socio-economic determinants, needs of vulnerable populations and primary healthcare infrastructure.

Speakers:
Prof Carolyn Lam (moderator)
Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), Professor of Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Academic Clinical Program, and Faculty, SDGHI

Ms Deborah Gildea
Head of Novartis Social Business, Asia

Prof Tan Wei Chieh Jack

Deputy Head of Cardiology and Director of the Coronary Care Unit, National Heart Centre Singapore and Head of Cardiology, Sengkang General Hospital

Dr Feisul Idzwan Mustapha
Consultant Public Health Physician and Deputy Director, Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Section, Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Prof Borwornsom Leerapan
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Deputy Director of the Center for Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand







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29 Jul 2020 @ 19:00 - 29 Jul 2020 @ 20:00

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