Community-Based Primary Healthcare in COVID-19
This set of webinars discussed how integrating community health workers into primary healthcare (PHC) teams can strengthen the COVID-19 response and build resilient health systems. During these sessions, government and NGO leaders from Liberia and Ethiopia shared their insights on the role of community-based PHC during the COVID-19 pandemic and elaborated on how the current crisis can galvanize the political will needed to invest in more integrated, effective and durable health systems. These webinars also included remarks on the use of digital platforms to support COVID-19 responses and information on available resources for digital training and investment support.
- The Role of Community-Based Primary Health Care in COVID-19, Raj Panjabi (CEO, Last Mile Health and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School)
- Responding to COVID19 through Liberia’s National Community Health System, Olasford Wiah (Director, Community Health Services Division, Ministry of Health, Liberia)
- Ethiopia’s Response to COVID 19: Using Technology to Empower PHC Teams and Communities with the Information They Need, Temesgen Ayehu (Director, Federal Ministry of Health, Health Extension Program and Primary Health Care, Ethiopia)
- What’s Next: Technical Assistance and Available Resources, Madeleine Ballard (Executive Director, Community Health Impact Coalition and Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) and Magnus Conteh (Executive Director, Community Health Academy, Last Mile Health)
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