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The role of PHC in the response to COVID-19: case studies from the Region

December 11, 2022 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm UTC+2

Facilitated by: Aya Thabet, Technical Officer, WHO/EMRO

[Infographic and TEDTalk] What is the importance of focusing on PHC response to COVID-19?

  • Dr Awad Mataria, Director UHC/HS, WHO/EMRO

[Presentation] PHC and COVID-19 Country Case Studies: Objectives, Deliverables, and the Global research Agenda

  • Dr Robert Marten, Strategy and Partnership Officer, HSR, WHO/HQ
  • Dr Alex Edelman, Health Systems Researcher, HSR, WHO/HQ

[TEDTalk] Preliminary Case Study Synthesis


  • Dr Hassan Salah, Regional Advisor, Primary and Community Health Care, WHO/EMRO

Guided intervention

  • Fadi El-Jardali, Professor of Health Policy and Systems, AUB

[Presentations] Country learnings and practices


  • Dr Hagar Azab, PHC consultant, WHO/EMRO


  • Dr Ahmed Shah Salehi, Principal Investigator of Afghanistan (P)
  • Dr Amirhossein Takian, Principal Investigator of I.R. Iran (P)
  • Dr Asma Fikri, Principal Investigator of UAE (P)
  • Dr Goran Zangana, Principal Investigator of Iraq (P)
  • Dr Ibrahim Abdelrahim, Principal Investigator of Sudan (P)
  • Prof. Dr Maha El Rabbat, Principal Investigator of Egypt (P)

Key messages and the way forward

  • Hagar Azab, PHC Consultant, UHC/HS, WHO EMRO
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