The Global Health Network is hosting regular online interactive workshops to facilitate learning and discussion around the important research questions that are arising during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In each of these open workshops, we will bring together an expert panel of researchers from around the globe to share their research efforts towards tackling the pandemic, and to discuss the research priorities that future COVID-19 trials and studies will need to address. Each workshop will close with an interactive 'Question and Answer' session to allow participants to put forward their own questions, identify relevant resources and gather consensus with the panel and other attendees.

Here you will find worksops related to the African setting. We are hosting workshops in multiple languages and have so far supported sessions led in English, Portuguese, and French for Africa. 

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) have also hosted a number of Webinars on COVID-19 in Africa, which can be accessed here.

 

COVID-19 Webinar: How are Nurses in Africa Facing the Challenge?

11/05/2020

This workshop was organized by The Global Health Network in partnership with Global Research Nurses. This aimed establish an open community of practice of Nurses across Africa to support the implementation of research within COVID-19, bringing together regional experts in the field, with input from Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia. A workshop report is available here.

 

What Impact Could COVID-19 Have on Malaria?

14/04/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, questions arise around malaria, specifically the implications for co-infection, immunology, malaria outcomes and health-care systems. In the first instance, it is important to establish the relevant research questions to address.

The Global Health Network and the Malaria Consortium bring together an expert panel and open a platform to discuss this important concern, share ideas, strategies and potentially set up some research collaborations. A workshop report is available here.


 

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Atelier virtuel COVID-19 pour les pays francophones

Virtual COVID-19 Workshop for French-speaking Countries

24/04/2020

This workshop was organized by The Global Health Network in partnership with the African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT). This aimed to highlight the current research gaps and establish an open community of practice to support the implementation of research within COVID-19 for Francophone countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, bringing together regional experts in the field, with input from Mali, DRC, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and South Africa. A workshop report will be available soon.

 

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Como estamos respondendo ao desafio de pesquisa em COVID-19?

How Are We Responding to the Research Challenges in COVID-19?

31/03/2020

Our first Lusophone webinar was organised in partnership with Fiocruz, a health institution (linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health) playing a major role in the response to COVID-19, alongside a panellist from the Centre for Health Research in Angola sharing her experiences in that setting.

As a result of this workshop, where the scarce access to lusophone training materials and research toolkits was highlighted, a COVID-19 study group for lusophone countries (Comunidade de Países de Língua Portuguesa) is being established to share materials and promote the exchange of challenges and solutions. A workshop report is available here.


 

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COVID-19 Treatment Update - Webinars

ALERRT partnered with the African Academy of Sciences, Africa CDC and WHO AFRO and PANDORA-ID-NET to deliver two webinars on treatments for COVID-19 and the clinical research landscape in Africa.