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Fighting COVID-19 is a global battle

University of Birmingham experts will discuss how research can help people living in Low- and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) to stay safe during the current coronavirus pandemic in the first of a new webinar series.

Organised by the Institute of Global Innovation, the ‘Living with the Pandemic in LMICs’ webinar takes place on Thursday 21 May (12:00-13:00 BST) and features three Birmingham experts talking about on their research, followed by a chance to ask the panel questions.

The event is open to everyone via Zoom and the event will also run live on the University of Birmingham’s Facebook page. Registration for the webinar is free.

Convened by IGI Director Professor Hisham Mehanna and Deputy Director Professor Dominique Moran, the panel will feature Professors Justine Davies (Global Health), Stefan Krause (Water and Sanitation) and Adam Cunningham (Developing a rapid test for COVID 19).

Professor Hisham Mehanna comments: “The spread of COVID-19 is one the biggest challenges the global community has faced, and the University of Birmingham’s research teams have a key role to play in the fight against it, to reflect on its impact on all aspects of our lives and to learn lessons from it and from past pandemics.

“We’re opening our webinar series with a first event that addresses an area of massive global concern. We hope that our experts’ contributions and participants’ questions create an occasion that contributes to the world-wide fight against this threat to humanity.”

Dates and times for future IGI webinars will be announced shortly with topics including:

  • Easing the lockdown
  • The new normal
  • Doing things differently
  • Commuting and COVID-19 pandemic
  • The politics and economics of COVID-19 pandemic
  • The past and the future of pandemics
  • Societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

For more information, please contact Tony Moran, International Communications Manager or call on + 44 (0) 7827 832312.

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