Register Now: Free Online Course on Pandemic Preparedness in Time of COVID-19
Posted on Jun 24, 2020
As leaders worldwide pivot to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Partners In Health and the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda are jointly offering a free online course on an equity-based approach to pandemic preparedness and response, starting in early July
The course will run from July 7-16 in four sessions, totaling six hours of class time. Participants who complete all four sessions will earn a certificate. For those who can’t virtually attend, the content will be available online for self-learning after the course has ended.
Course instructors will include: PIH Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer; Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, UGHE vice chancellor and former Minister of Health of Rwanda; PIH CEO Dr. Sheila Davis; Dr. Joia Mukherjee, PIH chief medical officer; Dr. Abebe Bekele, UGHE’s deputy vice chancellor and dean of health sciences; and Dr. Anatole Manzi, PIH deputy chief medical officer and director of clinical quality and health system strengthening—among many other PIH and UGHE leaders.
The course will draw on PIH’s deep expertise in fighting infectious disease outbreaks around the world and share insights from its role in the COVID-19 response, both in the United States and globally. Participants will also benefit from UGHE professors’ research and practical experience in pandemic response and control.
Registrants will be assigned readings and videos in preparation for each lecture. Case studies will include the COVID-19 response in Rwanda, integrated and human-centered contact tracing in Massachusetts, and the role of health equity and its implications for the COVID-19 response in Navajo Nation. The course will equip participants with a practical, interdisciplinary, and equity-driven approach to pandemic preparedness and response.