Europe’s governments are again struggling to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to gear health systems up to meet new surges. They are implementing or tightening measures to prevent transmission and are looking to strengthen infrastructure and workforce capacity, health services provision and health systems governance overall.
The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies is launching a series of webinars which draw lessons from country experiences in all these areas. They will look at how health systems can respond to the pandemic and what makes them more resilient to external shocks and crises.
Links for registration for the individual webinars are provided below. You are encouraged to register early because it will allow the presenters to understand the mix of people taking part and adjust their plans accordingly, but registration will remain open until just before the webinar.
|Date/Time||Title & Keynote Speaker|
|Preventing COVID-19 transmission: Meeting the challenge of scaling-up population testing|
Keynote: Selina Rajan, LSHTM
|Governing in the COVID-19 pandemic: Centralization within and between governments|
Keynote: Scott L Greer, University of Michigan
|Hospital care and COVID-19: Balancing surge capacity and regular services|
Keynote: Erin Webb, Technical University Berlin
|Health financing and COVID-19: Balancing financial incentives for sustaining health services|
Keynote: Ruth Waitzberg & Wilm Quentin, Technical University of Berlin
|The health workforce and COVID-19: Protecting health workers while maintaining surge capacity|
Keynote: Gemma Williams, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
|Nordic countries and COVID-19 health systems responses|
Keynote: Karsten Vrangbæk, Copenhagen University
About the webinars
- The webinars will be delivered as a series of 1-hour online sessions.
- The series includes 5 thematic webinars and 3 webinars that take groups of countries as the entry point (see table above).
- Each webinar will include a keynote speaker and spotlight speakers giving insights into country experience.
- The webinars are linked to forthcoming special issues of Eurohealth and the journal Health Policy.