Virtual Event Series
Are COVID-19 Vaccines the Way Out of the Pandemic?
11 March 2021, 10:30-12:00 CET
COVID-19 vaccines are currently the most heavily discussed topic. In this virtual session we will review the basics behind it all: immunology and the differences between the presently available COVID-19 vaccines, efficacy data from clinical trials, ways to reach ‘herd immunity,’ the situation in low- and middle-income countries, and the perfect vaccine of the future.
|10:30||Pitfalls and Obstacles to the COVID-19 Vaccine, Daniel Paris, Swiss TPH|
|11:10||Vaccinations and Your Immune System, tba, University Hospital Basel|
|12:30||End of Session 1|
The Science Behind COVID-19
14 April, 12:00-13:30
How Can Health Systems Promote Social Protection? Building Back Better to Achieve Social Balance
7 May 2021, 13:00-14:30 CET
The "Systems Thinking for District Health Systems (ST-DHS) initiative" has brought disruptive approaches and methodologies to districts in three very different countries (Botswana, Pakistan and Timor-Leste), including fragile and post-conflict settings. The driving force in the current situation for the ongoing innovation process is an online community of practice across these three countries. Representatives from research institutions, district health management teams from the three countries, as well as from the technical support centre hosted at Swiss TPH will present the approaches and tools used to bring systems thinking closer to district health systems. Finally, we will introduce the ongoing design and launch of a global community of systems thinkers, the Systems Thinking Accelerator.
Happiness in COVID-19 Times?
8 July 2021, 10:30-12:00 CET
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a lot of collateral damage. The COVCO-Basel study investigates the effects the pandemic has on the mental health of the population in the region of Basel, evaluating its impact on the personal and economic situation, social relationships, the financial situation, the work environment and physical activity as well as the risk of developing severe depression. In this virtual session, first results from this study will be presented and means to mitigate these effects will be discussed.