COVID-19: Partnerships to bring training to the frontline
In the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, real-time training has become the mainstay of the COVID19 response. On April 23, to mark the International Spanish Language Day, the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization co-hosted a webinar on how virtual training has helped defend public health and protect lives in the Americas. The webinar was in Spanish with English interpretation and focused on how PAHO's Virtual Campus and OpenWHO.org's global platforms have rapidly expanded training and made life-saving knowledge available in the languages of the Americas. Join experts and professionals from across the region and around the world to discover how they innovated to bring knowledge and skills to the frontline.
Celebrating UN Spanish Language Day and its importance in bringing life-saving knowledge to the frontline in the Americas and the rest of the Spanish-speaking world during health emergencies.
The seminar was held through an exchange of questions and an active dialogue with representatives of different countries in the Americas region.
Speakers (in alphabetical order):
Dr. Ileana Brea, National Consultant on Universal Health and Development, PAHO/WHO, Panama
Dr. Gaya Gamhewage, Head of Learning & Capacity Development, Health Emergencies Programme, WHO
Dr. Erwin Hernández-Rincón, Professor - Medicine, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Dr. Fernando Menezes, Unit Chief, Human Resources for Health, PAHO/WHO
Dr. Mario Cruz Peñate, Health Systems and Services Advisor, PAHO/WHO, Chile
Prof Carolina Rodríguez, Professor, Faculty of Nursing-University of the Republic, Uruguay
Dr. Ciro Ugarte, Director, Health Emergencies Department - PAHO/WHO
Dr. Perla Zeledon, VCPH-PAHO/WHO Academic Coordinator, Nicaragua
Mr. Gabriel Listovsky, VCPH Regional Coordinator, Human Resources for Health Unit, Health Systems and Services Department, PAHO/WHO