As countries grapple with how best to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and the reverberations it is sending through their societies and economies, understanding of how the virus is behaving, and what measures might best combat it, continues to advance.
The ninth in a weekly series of interactive webinars on the coronavirus with Professor David Heymann and special guest, Professor Devi Sridhar, helping us to understand the facts and make sense of the latest developments in the global crisis, including issues emerging from the virtual World Health Assembly, the annual meeting of member states of the World Health Organization.
Professor Heymann is a world-leading authority on infectious disease outbreaks. He led the World Health Organization’s response to SARS and has been advising the organization on its response to the coronavirus.
Professor Sridhar is a Professor at the University of Edinburgh where she holds a Personal Chair in Global Public Health. She is Founding Director of the Global Health Governance Programme and holds a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.
Professor David Heymann CBE, Distinguished Fellow, Global Health Programme, Chatham House; Executive Director, Communicable Diseases Cluster, World Health Organization (1998-03)
Professor Devi Sridhar, Chair of Global Public Health, The University of Edinburgh
Chair: Emma Ross, Senior Consulting Fellow, Global Health Programme, Chatham House