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Impact of the Coronavirus on development examined

14 September 2020

The International Development Committee takes evidence from Epidemiologists and development stakeholders on humanitarian crises monitoring: impact of the Coronavirus. 


Tuesday 15 September 2020 (Virtual)

  • Please note there is no physical access to Parliament
  • Session will be conducted with remote participation by witnesses and Committee members

At 2.30pm

  • Professor Francesco Checchi OBE, Epidemiology and International Health
  • Dr Timothy Russell, Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Azra Ghani, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College

Witnesses from 3.30pm

  • Linh Schroeder, deputy regional director for the Africa Region, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Selena Victor, Senior Director Policy and Advocacy, Mercy Corps
  • Kate White, Medical Emergency Manager and Covid-19 medical technical lead, Médecins Sans Frontières

Purpose of Session

This session is two-fold: a panel with whom to consider the challenges of gathering useful epidemiological data on the coronavirus pandemic and what the available evidence is telling us about the situation in developing countries; and a witnesses from humanitarian NGOs with whom to consider the impacts of the pandemic in developing countries so far, the interventions that have been possible, outstanding risks and threats and next steps.

Further information

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