Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific

Improving the response to COVID19 while tackling humanitarian needs in Syria

11/03/2021 - 10:02

This webinar will address the progress and needs in responding to the COVID19 pandemic in Syria including how best to support the COVID 19 vaccine roll-out in 2021.

The event will be an opportunity for participants and panellists to engage in a participatory, inclusive exchange on the following topics:

  • Provide an update on the current status of the outbreak across whole of Syria, including disease trends and the risks posed by the new variants;
  • Discuss the plans and anticipated challenges for rolling out COVID-19 vaccines in both government held and non-government held (northwest and northeast) areas;
  • Raise awareness of the needs and actions required to scale up and readjust the health and COVID19 response in the context of socioeconomic downturn and fragility;
  • Highlight innovative designs for outreach to communities towards equity in access to health, and social services
  • Reinforce partnerships to protect the vulnerable by building vaccine acceptance and demand based on priority groups, taking into account equity perspectives to leave no one behind.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, WHO
  • Mr. Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa, UNICEF
  • Mr John-Arne Rottingen, Global Health Ambassador Norway, Government of Norway
  • Dr Mohamed Jarrah, Syrian Arab Red Crescent
  • Dr. Yaser Najeeb, EPI Coordinator in Syria Immunization Group for NWS, Syria Immunization Group
  • Dr Neha Singh, Health Working Group Coordinator, NES Forum

Organiser: World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and Norway

Date: 24/03/2021  11:00-12:30 CET


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