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Malaria and COVID-19: country perspectives

Jum Sep 25 , 2020
<p>How have country-based malaria experts adapted to the double challenge of malaria and COVID-19? What successes have they achieved, and where are the remaining gaps?  In a virtual forum on 3 September, 10 Ministry of Health representatives shared their experiences and reflections; you can watch their presentations below.</p><p>On 4 September, participants heard from senior political and health leaders from 2 regions that are heavily impacted by malaria; you will find below the presentations of WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, India’s Health Secretary and the Ugandan Minister of Health. See, also, our <a target="_blank" href="https://www.who.int/news-room/photo-story/photo-story-detail/responding-to-the-double-challenge-of-malaria-and-covid-19" rel="noopener noreferrer">photo story</a> with images and quotes from global health leaders participating in the forum.</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-webinar-responding-to-the-double-challenge-of-malaria-and-covid-19" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the webinar</a></li></ul><h2>Prerecorded videos of the webinar</h2><h3>Video 1:</h3><ul><li>Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa</li><li>Dr Rajesh Bhushan, Health Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India</li><li>Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health, Uganda</li></ul><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/455398714/3bf20a488c" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img src="https://www.who.int/images/default-source/global-malaria-program-(gmp)/photostory/double-challenge-malaria-covid-19/responding-to-the-double-challenge-video3.jpg?sfvrsn=b9c8702c_4" alt="responding-to-the-double-challenge-video3" sf-size="171474"></a></p><p> </p><h3>Video 2:</h3><ul><li>Dr Jimmy Opigo, Ministry of Health, Uganda</li><li>Dr Paola Marchesini, Ministry of Health, Brazil</li><li>Dr Sovannaroth Siv, Ministry of Health, Cambodia</li><li>Dr Dorothy Achu, Ministry of Health, Cameroon</li><li>Dr Baltazar Candrinho, Ministry of Health, Mozambique</li></ul><p>  <a href="https://vimeo.com/454090510/e74bd2b5e2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img src="https://www.who.int/images/default-source/global-malaria-program-(gmp)/photostory/double-challenge-malaria-covid-19/responding-to-the-double-challenge-video2.jpg?sfvrsn=bf2c5db5_4" alt="responding-to-the-double-challenge-video2" sf-size="78913"></a></p><p> </p><h3>Video 3:</h3><ul><li>Dr Harriet Pasquale, Ministry of Health, South Sudan</li><li>Dr Neeraj Dhingra, Ministry of Health, India</li><li>Dr Mariam Adam, WHO, Sudan</li><li>Dr Helene Hiwat, Ministry of Health, Suriname</li><li>Dr Olugbenga Mokuolu, Ministry of Health, Nigeria</li></ul><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/454116537/50a5b03b69" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img src="https://www.who.int/images/default-source/global-malaria-program-(gmp)/photostory/double-challenge-malaria-covid-19/responding-to-the-double-challenge-video1.jpg?sfvrsn=d225b4d0_4" alt="responding-to-the-double-challenge-video1" sf-size="61781"></a></p><p> </p>