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    International Conference on COVID-19
    Welcomes Experts from 18 Countries
    across the Globe

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About the conference

The COVID-19 catastrophe intersected across health, education, economy, social protection, gender, and governance. The patterns of transmission also threatened our sense of agency. In this situation, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) and the Bangladesh Health Watch (BHW) are hosting an international virtual conference, to discuss, debate and document the experiences with COVID-19 pandemic including emerging variants such as the Delta variant across low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), with the core theme: Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic for the Future Healthcare Systems in LMICs. The conference will cover:

  • The evidence and lessons learnt from the pandemic, which populations were impacted the most, livelihood and health vulnerabilities,
  • The response of governments, and health systems to containment and vaccine delivery, responses of local and international communities to COVID-19,
  • The effects of risk communication in Bangladesh, the efficacy of local and national level data systems to aid and guide government decision-making,
  • The relevance of social sciences to understand the pandemic,
  • To develop context-specific inclusive and community-based intervention and preparations for future pandemics and health systems.

This virtual conference is scheduled from 19-21 January 2022.

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BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) was founded in 2004 to address the unmet public health challenges particular to Asia, Africa and South America. The School envisions being the leading global public health institute for the world's pressing health challenges affecting disadvantaged communities. BRAC JPGSPH builds capacity and contributes to Public Health by creating innovative public health leaders and solutions through cutting-edge, experiential Education, Training, Research and Advocacy.

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Established in 2006, Bangladesh Health Watch (BHW), a multi- stakeholder civil society advocacy and monitoring network is dedicated to improving the health system in Bangladesh through a critical review of policies and programmes and recommendation of appropriate actions for change. BRAC JPGSPH serves as the Secretariat for BHW, since its inception.

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