COVID-19 Conference Call with Clinical, Logistics Experts

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Nurses and nurse technicians with Socios En Salud, as PIH is known in Peru, screen passengers for COVID-19 at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru. (Photo courtesy of Socios En Salud)

A panel of Partners In Health experts provided an update on the organization’s global plan for combatting the novel coronavirus and answered a broad range of questions from donors during a recent conference call.

PIH CEO Dr. Sheila Davis; Dr. Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer; Dr. Patrick Ulysse, chief of operations; and Dr. KJ Seung, an infectious disease expert, participated in the hour-long discussion.

Each provided a summary related to their area of expertise and spoke about PIH’s plan for testing and treating patients, the importance of contact tracing and the accompaniment of local and national governments in the response to COVID-19.

While some donors submitted questions beforehand, others called in to have their queries answered live by the PIH panel. Questions covered a variety of topics, such as PIH’s plan to protect patients and staff, whether and how PIH is engaged in advanced planning with countries that have not yet been affected, and whether PIH will need emergency funding during the pandemic.

Listen to the experts

To hear responses to these questions, and many more, check out the link below. The audio has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Article originally posted on pih.org

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