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Friends of the Global Fund Joint Webinar Series Concludes With “The Global Fund in the COVID-19 Era: Supporting the Vital Role of Community Health Workers”

April 28, 2022
Friends of the Global Fund Joint Webinar Series Concludes With “The Global Fund in the COVID-19 Era: Supporting the Vital Role of Community Health Workers”

On April 27, 2022, FGFJ hosted the third webinar in a three-part series on the “Global Fund in the COVID-19 era,” in partnership with Friends of the Global Fight (US) and Friends of the Global Fund Europe. The event featured Motoko Seko (Eikei University of Hiroshima), Ayo Ipinmoye (Civil Society, Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition [ACOMIN]), Anu Karunanithy (Malaysian AIDS Council; Developing country NGOs, Global Fund board),  and Carol Nawina (Community Initiative for Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria [CITAM+)], who discussed the vital role of community health workers (CHWs) in Nigeria, Malaysia, and Zambia in their health systems and COVID-19 response, and how the Global Fund supports and empowers CHWs to strengthen health systems and prepare for future pandemics. Introductory remarks for the webinar were provided by Emina Rye-Florentz (Executive Director, Fund for the Global Fund).

To view the video of the webinar, please click below.

Event Details

DATE: April 27, 2022
TIME: 9:00-10:00am EDT | 9:00PM JST | 2:00PM CEST & CAT
ORGANIZERS: Friends of the Global Fund, Japan
CO-ORGANIZERS: Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria & Friends of the Global Fund Europe

SPEAKERS:
– Motoko Seko, Senior Lecturer, Eikei University of Hiroshima; Member, Global Fund Technical Review Panel (Japan; moderator)
– Ayo Ipinmoye, National Coordinator of Civil Society, Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition (ACOMIN); 2nd Vice Chair of the Global Fund CCM (Nigeria)
– Anu Karunanithy, Partnership and Special Initiatives Manager, Malaysian AIDS Council; Delegation member, developing country NGOs, Global Fund board (Malaysia)
– Carol Nawina, National Coordinator, Community Initiative for Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria (CITAM+) (Zambia)

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