Preventing and Mitigating Indirect Health Impacts on Refugee and Displaced Populations of the COVID 19 Pandemic


Columbia University’s Forced Migration and Health Program, as part of a research consortium with the American University of Beirut, Brandeis University, Georgetown University and Universidad de los Andes, is organising a virtual panel event to launch a brief on preventing and mitigating indirect health impacts of COVID-19 on displaced populations in humanitarian settings. This brief has been produced as part of a two-year research project, supported by the World Bank, that aims to provide evidence and guidance to strengthen health systems to address the needs of displaced and host populations in contexts of protracted displacement. The project seeks to understand how health systems and health system financing can better respond to the needs of displaced and host communities, supported by research on economic, demographic and epidemiological trends.

When: Wednesday 11 November, 9:00-10:15 EST

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A virtual panel event, moderated by Monette Zard, Allan Rosenfield Associate Professor of Forced Migration and Health, and Director, Program on Forced Migration and Health, Columbia University.


- S. Patrick Kachur, MD, MPH, Porfessor, Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center.

- Leslie F. Roberts, MPH, PhD, Professor, Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center.

- Ola Al Tebawi, Senior Health Program Manager and ACting Health Coordinator, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Jordan

- Muhammad Amad, Chairperson of National Humanitarian Network (NHN) and Executive Director, Initiative for Development & Empowerment Axis (IDEA), Pakistan.




Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 09:00 to 10:15
Organiser or Host: 
Columbia University’s Forced Migration and Health Program