HIV and COVID-19: Considerations for health care professionals

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Thursdays, June 4–25, 2020
Webinar Series

A webinar series hosted by FHI 360 Nigeria in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health

The novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has caused major shifts in the delivery of HIV care, as well as general health care, in Nigeria. FHI 360’s Nigeria office, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health, is hosting a webinar series for health workers seeking to advance HIV care and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussions are designed to provide lessons learned and best practices and to build enhanced capacity to optimize services. The series, shown live each Thursday during June 2020, will address these topics:

 

  • June 4: Intersection of HIV and COVID-19: Considerations for health care professionals
  • June 11: Management of advanced HIV disease and treatment failure
  • June 18: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Uptake and coverage in Nigeria
  • June 25: Turning challenges into opportunities: Innovations that ensure continuity of services in Northeast Nigeria

Program

Webinar 1 Thursday, June 4, 2020

9:30–11:00am (WAT, Abuja time) Intersection of HIV and COVID-19: Considerations for health care professionals  
This session will present a situation report of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and what we have learned to date, the relationship between HIV and COVID-19, critical components of risk communication and community engagement in the COVID-19 response, and standard infection prevention and control practices.

Webinar 2 Thursday, June 11, 2020

14:30–16:00pm (WAT, Abuja Time) Management of advanced HIV disease and treatment failure  
Although most programs have adopted the test and start strategy and simplified management of patients, HIV mortality continues to occur and many patients continue to require more advanced management. This session will present the evidence, key recommendations and package of care for managing treatment failure and clients with advanced HIV disease.

Webinar 3 Thursday, June 18, 2020

14:00–15:30pm (WAT, Abuja time) Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Uptake and coverage in Nigeria  
PrEP uptake has remained relatively low in Nigeria, dues to several factors. This session will present the evidence and initial experience with scale-up of PrEP uptake in Nigeria.

Webinar 4 Thursday, June 25, 2020

9:30–11:00am (WAT, Abuja time) Turning challenges into opportunities: Innovations that ensure continuity of services in Northeast Nigeria  
The onset of COVID-19 has impacted the operation of FHI 360’s Integrated Humanitarian Assistance to Northeast Nigeria project, forcing us to modify and adapt while being innovative in the delivery of essential services to the affected population. This webinar will focus on the humanitarian response and our integrated multisectoral approach amid the pandemic.
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Allison Bozniak
Associate Director, Corporate and Regional Communications
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