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QF, WISH to host global COVID-19 discussion via EC Speaker Series

QF, WISH to host global COVID-19 discussion via EC Speaker Series

Tribune News Network
Doha
Health experts from around the world will turn international spotlight on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic next week, through a special online edition of Qatar Foundation’s (QF) Education City (EC) Speaker Series in partnership with the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH).
The event, titled ‘Flattening the Curve: Global Responses to COVID-19’ and taking place at 4pm on Wednesday, April 15, will see speakers from Qatar, Oman, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan and Switzerland analysing how different countries are tackling the challenges posed by COVID-19, and the lessons the pandemic may hold for the world.
This will be the first edition of the Education City Speaker Series to be held online, with the panellists brought together by WISH and QF.
The oanellists are Dr Ahmed al Mandhari, World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean; Dr David Nabarro, WHO COVID-19 Special Envoy; Dr Salih Ali al Marri, assistant minister for Health Affairs at Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health; Rossella Miccio, president of EMERGENCY NGO; Dr Hsiu-Hung Wang, president of the Taiwan Nurses Association; and Dr Jerome Kim, director-general of the International Vaccine Institute.
“We are pleased to collaborate with the Education City Speaker Series team on an event that offers members of WISH’s global community of healthcare experts the opportunity to come together, albeit virtually, to discuss global responses to the current pandemic,” said Sultana Afdhal, CEO of WISH.
Noora Ali al Rumaihi, manager of Public Relations at QF, said: “Providing platforms for dialogue, discourse and the exchange of knowledge and perspectives is at the core of Qatar Foundation’s mission, and we are committed to continuing these platforms in online form amid the changes that the coronavirus pandemic has brought to our lives.
“This discussion will look at efforts to combat the pandemic and how it may shape our societies into the future, through a truly global lens; and demonstrate that, no matter what challenges face our world, dialogue never stops.”
The discussion will be moderated by journalist and documentary-maker Mishal Husain, with its audience having the chance to post questions to panellists online.
To watch and participate in the discussion, interested person can visit www.qf.org.qa/education-city-speaker-series

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