Responding to COVID-19: The Situation in Africa
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from 21st April 2020, hosted by Mike Murphy, broadcaster and presenter of the Senior Times podcast.

How is Africa responding to the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic? Is it realistic for the African countries to go on lockdown – or is social distancing an impossible ask? What have we learnt from the responses from past epidemics, particularly Ebola, and what can Africa teach the world through its experiences of public health emergencies? What are the opportunities for all of us, Africans and Europeans, in comparing and combining our approaches to Covid-19?

With an opening address by: President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins , who will be introduced by Brendan Howlin TD , former Irish Health Minister, former leader of the Irish Labor Party and Vice President of AEPI.

Speakers Include:

Hon. Martha Karua , Former Minister for Justice in Kenya, member of the AEPI Advisory Board and social justice advocate.

Lord (David) Chidgey , Chair of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group’s Report, “Lessons from Ebola Affected Communities”, and Board Member, AEPI.

Dr. Ciara Conlan , Medical Doctor working in infectious diseases and a member of Access to Medicines Ireland.

Ms. Sally Hayden , Award-Winning Irish Journalist based in Uganda covering Uganda, Sudan and migration issues in Libya.

Dr. Ouma Oluga , Chief Officer of Health at the Nairobi Metropolitan Service, Kenya.

Prof. Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye , Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda.

Mr. Bidemi Bayode , Public Relations, Communications and Digital Strategy Associate at The Youth Cafe, a pan-African youth empowerment organization.

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