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Science Policy Engagement to support Evidence Informed Policy Responses to COVID-19 in Africa - Shared screen with speaker view
Dr. Maira Bholla - East Africa
38:08
Thank you
Tsegaye Bojago
39:21
Thank you very much,I am following from Ethiopia
Nora Ndege-East Africa
40:58
Welcome all to the meeting. Kindly remember to rename yourselves once in the meeting indicating the region you work/based/come from.
Titus Msagati
42:22
Thank you
Tsegaye Bojago
42:51
Tsegaye Bojago From Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia
Marie Chantal Uwimana
45:26
Marie Chantal UWIMANA from University of Rwanda
Ellen Senkoro
45:48
Dr. Ellen Mkondya Senkoro from Tanzania
Ursula Mahluza- East Africa
46:31
Welcome all to the meeting- Kindly remember to rename yourselves once in the meeting indicating the region you work/based/come from
Tobias Chirwa
47:30
Tobias Chirwa - Wits University, South Africa. Apologies I will be in and out due to other earlier commitments.
Medland Hospital
47:38
Dr. Mohamed El Sahili, Medland Hospital - Zambia
Rishma Maini FCDO UK
48:53
leah - we lost you!
Rishma Maini FCDO UK
49:27
we can hear you
Robson Mandishekwa
49:30
Dr Robson Mandishekwa
Robson Mandishekwa
49:57
Dr Robson Mandishekwa Midlands State University
Robson Mandishekwa
50:14
Zimbabwe
Bassirou Bonfoh
51:12
Bassirou Bonfoh, Afrique One-ASPIRE/ Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS)
Prof Titus Msagati, UNISA
52:22
I think, we just need to rename where your name appears, at the right hand corner of the screen...rightclick your name and under the drop down menu you will see "rename"....do it there
davies mbela
56:02
On your browser go to www.mentimeter.com use the code11 90 714
Felix Khuluza
57:32
Hi. Dr. Felix Khuluza from University of Malawi-College of Medicine
Sandip Mandal
59:00
campaign
Rishma Maini FCDO UK
59:47
lost Nora
Bolaji Egbewale
01:14:27
Hi, This is Dr Egbewale Bolaji from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria
Ursula Mahluza- East Africa
01:15:19
Please remember to rename yourself include your region where you work in/come from/based in
Anelisa Jaca
01:16:14
Anelisa Jaca from South Africa, based in the South African Medical Research Council, Cochrane South Africa.
Adele Baleta
01:18:02
Adele Baleta from South Africa, Vaccine hesitancy working group, NAGI
Rishma Maini FCDO UK
01:18:54
yes
Nora Ndege-East Africa
01:26:26
@Prof. Samson, what might be the best strategies to counter this hesitancy?
Nora Ndege-East Africa
01:27:28
Feel free to use this chat function to ask questions or provide any comments.
Goodluck Mselle
01:28:08
Hallow organizers, can we get this slides after presentation
Leah Mwai
01:29:34
Welcome @Prof Charlotte Watts Chief Scientific Advisor , UK FCDO
Leah Mwai
01:31:13
@Prof Charlotte Watts perhaps you wouldliketo chime in following on Sams presentation on global lessons on vaccine hsistance and how evidence on riskvs benefit might best be tailored to context
Andreas Strecker, German Research Foundation, Europe
01:31:31
How relevant is mistrust in science (rather than politics?)
Charlotte Watts
01:31:54
Many thanks for your welcome. Happy to make a comment if yo uwould like.
Prof Titus Msagati, UNISA
01:33:37
I think, in this issue of vaccines, Africa seem to be ignored and no one bothers to involve Africa in terms of R&D, we are only at the recipient end...
Ani Etokidem Univ. of Calabar NIGERIA WAFR etokidem@etokidem.com
01:34:11
Good afternoon All. Glad to be here. Learning a lot from the eminent resource persons. I would appreciate the materials to my email. Dr. Ani Etokidem, Associate Professor/Consultant Community Physician, Department of Community Medicine, University of Calabar/University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. Email: etokidem@etokidem.com
Goodluck Mselle
01:34:28
Goodluck Mselle from Tanzania senior environmental health officer currently in Yonsei University in Korea for studies
ISAYVANI NAICKER
01:34:40
Welcome Prof Charlotte Watts.
Charlotte Watts
01:35:08
We can hear you
Marie Chantal Uwimana
01:35:43
strategies: Contextualization of the Covid-19 situation and raising awareness of advantages and disadvantages of vaccine. Exploring people's perceptions around vaccine
sam kinyanjui
01:36:40
I think in Africa it is more a mistruct in politics rather than science perse, I am not sure we have you hardcore antivaxxers type in Africa
JoanneClemente-New York
01:36:45
As Director of Ventures For Good Foundation who volunteers in Uganda and plans to help build a secondary school for Science and Technology, I must say that I am very hesitate to travel to Uganda. I have been doubly vaccinated but my group does not want to travel without knowing we are safe, not only from contracting Co-Vid but also about the care available if we did contract the virus. Vaccinations are not 100% effective, so we must be careful not to enter any country where people are not vaccinated and the virus is allowed to run rampant.
Leah Mwai
01:38:46
@ Dr. Sam Kinyanjui. You mentioned historical drivers of vaccine hesitancy. It would be good to explore how these can best be addressed in an evidence-informed way.
Bubelwa Kaiza - EA
01:45:22
Felix Kalaba is correct on the role of Spiritual leaders to mobilising community acceptance towards COVID 19 vaccine, yet governments should fundamentally have taken positive direction to the effect. Resistance of ambivalence of government leadership is a significant factor to public acceptance of the vaccine.
JoanneClemente-New York
01:46:04
Politicians should be advised as to the ECONOMIC impact it would have if travel to Africa is compromised due to lack of protection from CoVid
Esther Kanduma-East Africa
01:47:59
How can we as scientists tackle conspiracy theories…..especially when they are popularised by media and prominent persons…the masses tend to believe them
Peter Nyasulu-South Africa
01:51:18
One of the major driving factors of vaccine hesitancy is the social media network, that keep circulating video snips of people who talk negatively about covid-19 vaccines. Others speak as scientist/doctors etc and give their own views regarding the development as well as presumed effect of the vaccine. This information that circulates regularly in these social networks drive people out of the need and desire to go and get vaccinated. I [ersonally received a lot of consultation from family friends asking should I get the vaccine? what about this information or that. After discussion, they end up going to get the vaccine. This is just a minute number to signify that athe problem is big and many more others do not have that chance to ask someone who is the know on guiding them to make a decion to vaccinate. This requires an approach to minimise such informational overload of negative coverage
Dr. Domeniter Naomi Kathula-East Africa,Kenya
01:54:59
what is making Africa slow on vaccine formation with soomany traditional medicinals plants to be utilised?
Lilian Waiboci
01:55:49
What are we as African scientists doing to counter the misinformation on vaccine adverse effects. Do we have a trusted avenue for communicating medically important scientific information that regular citizens of our countries can easily get and understand.
AAS Events
01:56:19
Go to www.menti.com and use the code 11 90 71 4
Verrah Otiende - East Africa
01:57:49
the question is not yet open for voting
Rishma Maini FCDO UK
01:57:57
It says the question is not open
Nora Ndege-East Africa
02:01:52
The responses are coming in thank you
Humphrey Ndwiga
02:07:38
1,3,2,4
AAS Events
02:08:26
Go to www.menti.com and use the code 11 90 71 4
Humphrey Ndwiga
02:08:40
yes according to the screen, let me get to the link with thanks
Omotade Ijarotimi-West Africa
02:09:20
1,4,3,2
Judith Mangeni
02:12:04
Just joined now. How do I join the break out rooms
Adele Baleta
02:12:06
how do I go to break out room for southern africa
Lilian Waiboci
02:13:18
Lilian Waiboci - East Africa
Phelele Bhengu
02:13:59
South Africa
Anelisa Jaca
02:14:13
Spth Africa
Anelisa Jaca
02:14:20
South Africa
Leyla Abdullahi
02:14:34
east africa
Humphrey Ndwiga
02:14:36
east africa
Sinazo Runeyi
02:15:43
South Africa
Madhumathi_India
02:15:52
India
Juliet Attah
02:16:38
ghana
Ursula Mahluza- East Africa
03:13:46
Please mute your microphones unless you are speaking.
Adeyinka Adefolarin
03:38:33
This forum is a very good one. It is good if we can initiate research ideas , research group, and generate data which African media can use as positive information to reach the public.
Ani Etokidem Univ. of Calabar NIGERIA WAFR etokidem@etokidem.com
03:39:16
Good afternoon All. Nice meeting all of you. Dr. Ani Etokidem, Associate Professor/Chief Consultant Community Physician, Department of Community Medicine, University of Calabar/University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. Email: etokidem@etokidem.com
Prof. Martin Nyaga (UFS-NGS South Africa)
03:42:59
Thanks everyone.
Leah Mwai
03:43:55
Excellent summary @Joanes Atela! Thanks Joanes, Nora for excellent facilitation and AAS and all for the stimulating discussions
Peter Nyasulu-South Africa
03:44:21
Agreed Prof Adeyinka, great thoughts. Thanks to all the facilitators and lets get into a rapid review so we can generateb evidence
Verrah Otiende - East Africa
03:45:30
Thank you so much everyone