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Responding to COVID-19 - Learning Session for African Leaders - Shared screen with speaker view
Edwin Macharia, Dalberg GMP
34:16
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Radha Karnad
37:40
Good afternoon and thank you for the presentation. Please could you circulate the recording after for those who were unable to join?
Edwin Macharia, Dalberg GMP
38:28
We will circulate the presentation after the call
Daniel Mogeni
01:05:38
Great thanks.
Daniel Mogeni
01:10:17
And can Drl Githinji comment about Social distancing in Informal settlements?
Marie Rose Kayirangwa
01:10:43
Thanks Dr Githinji and Edwin for the great presentation.Greetings from Kigali .Rose
Mary Wangui
01:12:54
Great presentation. Informative and helpful. Thanks.
Winnie Muhia
01:14:17
Very informative...
Wilson Irungu
01:14:19
I agree, there should be another zoom discussion in future. This session has been very helpful.
Edwin Nyakan
01:14:20
With PCR taking between 24 and 48 hrs, when is Africa planning to use geneXpert for diagnosis of COVID 19 which takes 45 minutes?
Jokoniah Mawopa
01:14:56
i heardt hat the virus can not survive in temperatures above 26 degress is iy both inside the body or outside the human body
Catherine Kane
01:15:46
The WHO Myth Busters is an important resource: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters
Catherine Kane
01:15:54
The virus can survive in hot climates.
Sheila Masinde
01:19:10
Valuable session. Gives us a 360 degree perspective of the crisis. A follow up session is key as the situation further unravels to help us refine our responses.
Daniel Mogeni
01:19:31
I am based in South Korea, and would say technology has been one of the key ingredients ifor the success of Self Quarantine and isolation as well as integrated enhanced screenig at point of entries.
Catherine Kane
01:19:52
While the volume of travel is less and the general population of Africa is younger, there are many underlying health conditions that *increase* vulnerability.
Alan White
01:20:12
Great webinar , if only we'd showed this kind of initiative a month back in the UK
Catherine Kane
01:20:34
The "infodemic" creates situations of great danger where non-authoritative sources give advice that is rapidly passed.
OPPO A37f
01:21:35
I think the govts of African countries and even regional blocs should come together and come up with a way of enhancing production of PPE for our market.
William Moriasi
01:22:33
I still have concerns about certain blood groups being at greater risk of catching Covid-19? how true is this?
Catherine Kane
01:22:58
South Africa has an information service on WhatsApp. If people text 'hi' to +27 60 012 3456, there is a menu of information.WHO's service (same level of authority and evidence-based information) is on WhatsApp at +41 79 893 18 92
Catherine Kane
01:23:12
No evidence regarding blood groups.
Catherine Kane
01:24:02
What a great time to give up smoking!Same in China. Many people - especially men - smoke
Dr.Jackline Nyaberi
01:25:33
well done Dr.
Dennis Mwambi
01:25:36
what is the optimum time that isolation could be helpful?
William Moriasi
01:27:26
Thanks to everyone for making this a success, going forward you should consider having more of this informative sessions.. great panelists I must say. God bless you all
Dr.Jackline Nyaberi
01:27:28
In Kenya,citizens have not seen the seriousness of this.Curbing the number of cases depends on indibidual responsibility since we have been given all precautionary mesaures.What is your advice.How can we make Kenyans to be serious.
Dr.Jackline Nyaberi
01:27:51
I suggest total lockdown.What is your opinion
Rohin Onyango
01:28:29
The COVID-19 crisis is a double-edged sword that can cause a sharp turn in the trajectory of nations, especially African countries. This is an opportunity for leaders to set-up inclusive institutions to support pops at the bottom of the pyramid.
Tamara Cook
01:28:56
Thank you very much for a very informative session
Andrew Gwadiva
01:29:01
Thank you for the session Edwin and Dr. Githinji
Catherine Kane
01:29:34
Government action is critical to ensure people do not take dangerous measures while in isolation. This includes providing immediate food, sanitation and medical supplies - AND how to provide financial supportWe have to recognize also that people act based on fear, rather than just on selfishness. Mental health and support and reassurance from leaders can impact these fears and behaviours
Dennis Mwambi
01:29:37
Individual responsibility does not seem to work. The Public Health ACT needs to be more stringent especially for those who willingingly infect others. Talking of Kes 30,000 is not punitive enought
Milka Kariuki
01:30:10
Thanks for a very informative session. these need to look on the social impact and put safety nets in place to cushion the citizenry
Catherine Kane
01:31:25
WHO is working on rapid scale-up of training, workshops and virtual technical support for health workers. More information coming very soon.Open WHO has online learning resources for health professionals - can send a list
Catherine Kane
01:32:11
Wonderful to hear Africa-focused solutions that leverage the expertise, knowledge and resources of African people.
Dr.Jackline Nyaberi
01:32:14
Etraordcinary situations like these,require extra ordinary mesaures especially where human populations are not behaving or complying.
Catherine Kane
01:33:03
Never more than this has there been such a clear case for universal health coverage.
Daniel Mogeni
01:34:15
Much appreciated webinar.
Haika Mawalla
01:34:24
This great, many thanks Edwin and Dacktari.
Wilson Irungu
01:34:31
Thanks a lot.
Caroline Kwamboka
01:34:37
Thank You!
Dennis Mwambi
01:34:38
Many thanks. This has been so helpful.
Ntombifikile Mtshali
01:34:40
Thanks this is a great Webinar
James Karongo
01:34:44
thanks a lot.
Benjamin Djoudalbaye
01:34:52
Many thanks
OPPO A37f
01:34:56
Great webinar. Thank you.
Rohin Onyango
01:34:57
This was very useful. Thanks
Marie Rose Kayirangwa
01:34:58
Well done! Very insightful an informative
Benjamin Djoudalbaye
01:35:04
Many thanks
Amaar Nanabhai
01:35:05
Thank you!
maurice otieno
01:35:10
thanks for the insight
Christine Ajulu
01:35:14
This has been very informative , thank you for sharing this information
Ribi Ondwari
01:35:15
Quite useful and informative. Thank you.
Marie Rose Kayirangwa
01:35:25
Many thanks!
Happy Magoha
01:35:28
well done!
Linah Lipesa
01:35:31
Thank you for the timely webinar, very informative.