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Tele-convening targeting COVID-19 transmission dynamics, epidemiology, surveillance and diagnostics. - Shared screen with speaker view
Wycliff E. AAS
01:04:28
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Diego Chavarro
01:07:20
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Lenore Manderson
01:07:37
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Nicki Tiffin
01:07:47
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Lenore Manderson
01:08:01
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Konosoang Sobane
01:08:06
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JT Ntawukuriryayo
01:08:30
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Diego Chavarro
01:09:02
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Wycliff E. AAS
01:18:30
We have French translation for this session, if you wish to listen in in French, please click on the interpretation icon at the bottom of your screen and select French.
Sheila Mburu
01:20:38
Will presentations be available or shared after the meeting?
Nora Ndege
01:24:21
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Nora Ndege
01:27:49
@Sheila yes, we will share the presentations
Sheila Mburu
01:28:56
Thank you Nora
Wycliff E. AAS
01:36:45
We have French Translation for this session, if you wish to listen in in French, please click on the interpretation icon at the bottom of your screen and select French.
Nora Ndege
01:38:38
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uzma alam
01:40:31
A huge thank you to Professor's Gordon and Tobias for setting the stage for us today! True leaders in the field.
Joanes Atela
01:41:16
Thank You Gordon - very inspiring knowledge
Leah Mwai
01:42:03
what are the implications of current transmission and surveillance on policy formulation around regional and global travel. How should scientific evidence best feed into policy formulation for African countries, contexts?
uzma alam
01:43:59
Leah thank you for bringing up this point, indeed this is how we move research into impact. Any thoughts colleagues?
uzma alam
01:50:40
Indeed COVID-19 has shown us the importance of vaccine and drug manufacturing regionally.
uzma alam
01:53:50
Great summary Joanes. Thank you!
Tobias Chirwa
01:54:50
Yes, great summary indeed Joanes, well done
Nora Ndege
02:04:24
Great to see this heightened science policy interface!
uzma alam
02:05:17
evidenced informed policy making - Kenya got it right @kadondi Kasera
Leah Mwai
02:09:38
Great insights @Kadondi Kasera. On genomic surveillance, to what extent should we looking out for de novo virus mutations in African contexts? What capacity exists at the moment ?
Diego Chavarro
02:12:05
how does modelling take into account the patterns of animal consumption in relation to pandemics, and to what extent changing these animal consumption patterns are a priority for policies?
Tobias Chirwa
02:12:35
The idea of collaboration between research entities and government from start is an excellent one. It allows for buy-in for research output, leading to worthwhile policy briefs
uzma alam
02:12:49
Leah, would also be good to hear from Prof Gordon on the same question regard sequencing capacity given
Charles Tonui-ARIN Fellow
02:14:07
considering that covid-19 affected literarily all sectors and they were all expected to support emergency and recoveries including economic recovery. @Kadondi Kasera, from the policy brief, did you detect multi-sector contribution and horizontal policy coherence?
Charles Tonui-ARIN Fellow
02:15:22
what key policy message that can be considered for the National Disaster Management Bill (2021)?
Charles Tonui-ARIN Fellow
02:15:37
kenay
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02:15:39
You mentioned the arrival of the virus from China or UK. Is there study about transmission within Africa (from an African country to another African countries).
Charles Tonui-ARIN Fellow
02:15:40
kenya
Kadondi Kasera
02:16:02
@ Charles TonuiYes,
Kadondi Kasera
02:16:38
In Kenya, we have had a number of economic measures to try and cushion the impact of COVID-19 on our society
Kadondi Kasera
02:17:05
These range from tax refunds, tax rebates, tax waivers and cash transfers
Kadondi Kasera
02:18:00
In addition, KES 5 Billion has been allocated towards local manufacture of basic medical equipment and supplies for local use
Kadondi Kasera
02:18:32
There has been an economic stimulus amounting to KES 53.7 billion
Kadondi Kasera
02:18:58
For infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, environment and manufacturing
uzma alam
02:22:08
Thank you Dr Kabondi for joining us and your very informative remarks. Appreciate it!
Kadondi Kasera
02:23:12
Thank you for having me
Patrick Ilboudo
03:31:30
Sorry, I will stepping out to join another meeting
uzma alam
03:31:37
We have French translators available
uzma alam
03:35:36
Thank you @patrick iboudo for having joined us
Albert Arhin
03:41:58
Core points from Measures of covid 19 surveillance and effectiveneddCulturing in SenegalPCR testing in BotswanaGenomics: sequencing helps to determine from other sources of transmissionApproaches are Still undeveloped and underutilized inLittle surveillance efforts in AfricaCapacity to do PCR across country wide was slowInclusion of universities was limited. Strong reliance on hospitals rather than research institutions[Capacity is building and being enhanced across most parts of the country Contact tracing, isolation/quarantineContact tracing not effective in most parts. It is difficult to do in high density areas, it is technologically driven, it requires high government commitment
Nicki Tiffin
03:43:04
With apologies, I will have to leave in a few minutes for another meeting. Thank you everyone.
uzma alam
03:43:36
Thank you Nicki for the great discussion!
Ameer Hohlfeld
03:47:31
I have another meeting to attend. Thanks for the fruitful meeting!
Alinah Segobye
04:07:34
Thank you sorry I joined late! Great take away messages
Elias Phiri
04:07:50
Thanks to all…