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The pandemic has disrupted service delivery and diverted human resources for health (HRH) to provide COVID-19-related services. However, essential services and non-COVID services (e.g. noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), urgent care, and emergencies) still need to be sustained as we are seeing foregone care, decreased equitable access, and reduced essential service utilization.

11th AAAH Webinar Series 2020

Webinar 1, Episode 3

Mobilizing surge capacity of health care workers in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, 28 August 2020 | 7 pm - 8.30 pm SGT

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Farouk Meralli

CEO & Founder
mClinica Pharmacy Solutions

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AAAH Webinar 1 Episode 3 Partner

The pandemic has disrupted service delivery and diverted human resources for health (HRH) to provide COVID-19-related services. However, essential services and non-COVID services (e.g. noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), urgent care, and emergencies) still need to be sustained as we are seeing foregone care, decreased equitable access, and reduced essential service utilization.

Join an exclusive webinar hosted by the Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH) on Friday, 28 August at 7 pm SGT,  where we will hear from mClinica Pharmacy Solutions’ CEO and Founder, Farouk Meralli on the role of digital technology in empowering pharmacy professionals to provide essential care during COVID-19.

Farouk will be joined by:

  • Ms. Sweta Saxena, Health Systems Advisor, USAID/ASIA
  • Dr. Najibullah Safi, MD, MSc, Health System Program Manager, WHO Country Office, Afghanistan
  • Dr. Trisa Wahjuni Putri, Secretary, Human Resources for Health Development and Empowerment Agency, MOH Indonesia

This session will be:

  • Moderated by Professor Palitha Abeykoon, former Director Sri Lanka Medical Association and former Health Systems Director WHO-South East Asia Region Sri Lanka
  • Commented by Dr. Haruka Sakamoto, Assistant Professor at Keio University and Researcher JICA Research center, Japan

This session will be of particular interest for:

  • National and subnational health policy-makers responsible for developing and implementing health workforce plans for COVID-19 response and non-COVID services
  • Human resource information systems (HRIS) managers and users
  • International organizations, professional associations (especially pharmacist associations), and research institutions working in the field of health systems and more specifically in HRH
  • Private sector companies engaging with HRH, especially through digital platforms

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