Global experiences: Successes and failures in combating COVID-19
Chair: Dr Palitha Abeykoon
from 1.00 to 2.25 pm

Plenary Session  2

1.00-1.20 pm 

Role of epidemiology: surveillance, rapid response, case investigation and quarantine, by Dr. Samitha Ginige, Consultant Epidemiologist, Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

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1.20-1.40 pm Global initiative for COVID-19 vaccines by Dr. Olivia Nieveras, Public Health Administrator, WHO Country Office, Sri Lanka youtube icon
1.40-2.00 pm The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Europe by Professor Shanthi Mendis, Former Senior Adviser, World Health Organization, Geneva Switzerland youtube icon
2.00-2.20 pm The broader impact of COVID 19: Does Sub-Saharan Africa need special attention? by Professor Mahesh Nirmalan, Vice Dean, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health University of Manchester and Consultant in Critical Care Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK youtube icon

National Science Foundation,
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Colombo 07.