The events on this page are coordinated by a number of organisations. Involvement from the IHR Strengthening Project is outlined in the event details.




Upcoming events

6th/7th October 2022

Workshop: Adopting a One Health approach to zoonotic disease risk assessment and risk communication

Zoonoses cause 60% of human infections, and estimates reveal that 75% of emerging human diseases are of animal origin. Indeed, the numerous natural and anthropic upheavals that we have been experiencing for several years are modifying ecosystems in a sustainable manner, leading to a significant change in the dynamics between the actors evolving at the human/environmental/animal interface.  With recent Public Health Emergencies of International Concern being of animal origin, there are growing concerns about the impact of emerging and re-emerging zoonoses on global public health.

To assess the risk of zoonoses, it is crucial to adopt a One Health approach that brings together different sectors to share expertise and manage risks holistically at the human health, animal health, and ecosystem interface. Risk assessment entails measuring the likelihood of a zoonotic event and its possible impact. This should be done through a systematic and multidisciplinary process of gathering, assessing, documenting, and sharing information and joint surveillance capacities to estimate the zoonoses risk level over a specific period and geographical area.

Once the risk level has been assessed, it is important to establish risk communication and risk management strategies to mitigate effectively the risk at the individual and community level. Risk communication supports informed decisions and the adoption of effective and comprehensive disease mitigation practices using the prevention, detection, response to and recovery modality. The lack of such strategies can result in uncertainty, misinformation, mistrust, civil strife, and unrest. When communicating about the risk of a zoonotic disease, it is crucial to provide consistent information and messaging from the different sectors and work with the communities to understand social and cultural norms, build trust, improve access for hard-to-reach groups, identify response gaps and obtain feedback.

 

With a focus on zoonoses and the importance of adopting a One Health approach, the main objectives of this workshop are to:

  • Share the principles of risk assessment in the context of zoonoses
  • Discuss the process of conducting joint risk assessments
  • Explain the principles of risk communication for zoonoses and the implementation of joint risk communication strategies
  • Encourage participants to share knowledge, competencies, and skills gained during the workshop with colleagues in different African countries

Agenda:

The workshop will be conducted in two 3-hour sessions over the period of two days. Training will include short presentations, delegate participation, panel discussions and case studies with Q&A.

Certificates of attendance are available. You can find further information here: certificates of attendance

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Online course - free and ongoing

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance

The Fleming Fund and the Open University are offering 19 freely availably modules on their Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance course.

The aim of the course is to help you to identify, develop and apply skills and knowledge relevant to your role as an AMR professional in order to change and improve your working practice and the practice of people with whom you work.

Each module should take 6 hours to complete, but you can work through them at your own pace. You will be awarded a digital badge for completing each of the modules in this course (except AMR surveillance and you). Digital badges are similar to a certificate: they demonstrate that you have gained a skill, or are evidence of your work and achievement on a module. When you complete all the modules in a pathway you have enrolled on, you will be issued with a Statement of Participation for the pathway.

Access further information and how to enroll here.

 

 

 

 

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Past events

Bi Weekly - Wednesday or Thursday

Public Health Emergency Operations Centres (PHEOCs) and COVID-19 Management

A bi-weekly webinar series and online community of practice

Join the PHEOC Community of Practice

An online PHEOC community of practice has been established for continuous engagement with experts and professional colleagues. The community facilitates the opportunity for networking, learning and experience sharing and allows access to a range of resources including:

  • Presentations
  • Recordings
  • Discussions

The community is open now, colleagues at any career stage are welcome to join.

  

Register for the PHEOC Training Webinar 

Further Information can be found on the flyer - English or French 

 

Online course - free and ongoing

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance

The Fleming Fund and the Open University are offering 19 freely availably modules on their Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance course.

The aim of the course is to help you to identify, develop and apply skills and knowledge relevant to your role as an AMR professional in order to change and improve your working practice and the practice of people with whom you work.

Each module should take 6 hours to complete, but you can work through them at your own pace. You will be awarded a digital badge for completing each of the modules in this course (except AMR surveillance and you). Digital badges are similar to a certificate: they demonstrate that you have gained a skill, or are evidence of your work and achievement on a module. When you complete all the modules in a pathway you have enrolled on, you will be issued with a Statement of Participation for the pathway.

Access further information and how to enroll here.

 

 

 

 

Enroll now

5 August 2021 - Public Health Grand Rounds: A new public health order in the 21st Century

COVID-19: What have we learned?

Access the recording here.

The Africa CDC's successful Public Health Grand Rounds lecture series which is supported by the IHR Project, has restarted for 2021.

This webinar features four panel members reflecting on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

20 May 2021 - Why the world needs more poisons centres 

This webinar was hosted by WHO. Members of the IHR Strengthening Project's chemicals and poisons team presented during the session.

This webinar provides an overview of the newly updated WHO Guidelines for Establishing a Poison Centre and provides inspirational examples from around the world of the valuable work of poisons centres. 

Read about how the IHR Strengthening Project helped update the WHO guidelines here.

 

30 April 2021 - Evaluating Institutional Health Partnerships

Click the video to begin watching or access the recording here.

This event was hosted by the Esther Alliance. IHR Strengthening Project Lead, Ahmed Razavi spoke at the event.

Institutional Health Partnerships are important, and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted their importance even more. At the same time it is important that these partnerships are truly equal, allowing for mutual learning. It is therefore important not only to evaluate the implementation of a specific project, but the quality of the partnership itself.  In this we webinar we invited our speakers to discuss the following:  

  • Why should we evaluate Institutional partnerships? 
  • How can we make the most of the results of such an evaluation? 
  • Lessons learnt from the partnerships’ evaluation processes. 

14 April 2021 - Global Digital AMR Surveillance

Access the recording here.

This event was hosted by the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), host of the ProMED-AMR platform for which the IHR Strengthening Project funded development.

This webinar highlights the universal challenge of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and shines a light on critical issues that must be addressed quickly. Attendees will hear from experts in the AMR field, and user-submitted questions will be answered by AMR experts who operate the ProMED-AMR infectious disease surveillance network. Specific topics addressed throughout the presentation include the global impact of AMR, AMR and the One Health Paradigm, AMR in the veterinary community, AMR surveillance, and AMR in the era of ‘big data'.

 

Upcoming events across The Global Health Network