COVID-19 & Child Health
Event type: Webinar
|1 October 2020||15:00 - 16:00 CET|
On Thursday 1 October at 15:00 CET | 09:00 EST, UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti presented its seventh Leading Minds Online webinar ‘What the Experts Say - Coronavirus and Children' on Child Health.
As COVID-19 has been kinder to children, it’s also pushed children into the shadows – they’re barred from play, barred from school and more critically barred from health clinics with routine health services grinding to a halt. Adolescents too have seemed invisible even invincible.
What do we know about the virology of children and young people – why do children seem to have special immunity? Usually, children are the first to get any vaccine. Will that happen with a COVID vaccine? What about those who will refuse to vaccinate their children? And what’s been happening to children’s health and immunization in general while the pandemic rages? Because every child deserves answers, we ask the experts the big, burning questions about child health.
- David Nabarro, Special Envoy of WHO DG on COVID 19
- Raji Tajudeen, Head, Division of Public Health Institutes and Research, Africa CDC
- Heidi Larson, Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Luwei Pearson, Associate Director and Chief of Health Programme, UNICEF
Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, LSHTM
Associate Director and Chief of Health Programme, UNICEF NYHQ
Special Envoy of WHO Director General on COVID19
Head, Division of Public Health Institutes and Research, Africa CDC