Gender and COVID-19: Close-to-community providers in fragile settings and vulnerable communities during crisis

Gender and COVID-19: Close-to-community providers in fragile settings and vulnerable communities during crisis

Close-to-community providers in fragile settings and vulnerable communities during crisis

Gender and COVID-19: Close-to-community providers in fragile settings and vulnerable communities during crisis

Close-to-community health care providers, such as community health workers, play a vital role in supporting their local health systems. Their roles can be particularly crucial in fragile and shock-prone settings and during times of crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar is an opportunity to hear how three factors – gender, COVID-19, and fragility – are interplaying in the work and lives of close-to-community health care providers worldwide, with a focus on their experiences in  Brazil, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, and Nepal. We will also be presenting an overview of the global situation for these vital workers.

Webinar Program

View presentation slides here.

Chair – Joanna Raven, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

What do we know about gender, health workers, and COVID-19 from the global literature? – Rosemary Morgan, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA

The COVID-19 pandemic and public health professionals in Brazil – Brunah Schall, René Rachou Research Institute, Fiocruz Minas, Brazil

Crises in Lebanon: The role of close-to-community providers during COVID-19 – Rouham Yamout, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Close-to-community providers, gender and COVID-19 in Nepal – Abriti Arjyal, HERD International, Nepal

Q&A session

Feminist plan for sustainability and social justice post COVID-19 – Laura Turquet, UN Women

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Image credit: A community health volunteer in Satungal village in western Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Public Services International/Flickr