As part of a series of webinars created by the ICT4D (Information and Communications Technologies for Development) Conference, PSI joined host Catholic Relief Services for the panel “Tailoring Malaria Interventions During COVID-19.” The webinar, comprised of a series of presentations, covered lessons learned about using digital technology for malaria initiatives during the current pandemic, how programming must adapt and examined new risks and opportunities presented by COVID-19.
Panel speakers included:
- Chrestien Yameni, West Africa Regional Technical Advisor, Malaria & Health Systems Strengthening, Catholic Relief Services (Senegal)
- Zainab Ali, Senior Manager Vector Control, Catholic Relief Services (Nigeria)
- Caroline Phiri-Chibawe, Chief of Party, Program for the Advancement of Malaria Outcomes (PAMO), PATH (Zambia)
- Christopher Lourenço, Deputy Director for Malaria, Population Services International (PSI)
During his portion of the panel, Dr. Lourenço gave an overview of PSI’s digital response strategy for COVID-19, including e-learning for health workers and digital support for self-care interventions. He also discussed recent adaptations for malaria interventions such as changes to service delivery methods, supportive supervision for service providers and bed net distribution.
Check out the full webinar below!