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13:00 – 13:45 GMT 09:00 – 9:45 EDT

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Deliver high-quality SRMNCAH services and supplies to women, children and adolescents

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Adopting a multistakeholder and multisectoral approach to address women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and well-being

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Identify opportunities to build on current engagement strategies, promote co-learning across platforms and generations and develop capacity for young people to engage strategically at community level as part of the response to the pandemic

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While real-time data on domestic violence are limited, reports in many countries by police and service organizations suggest a disturbing global trend.


14:15 – 15:15 GMT 10:15 – 11:15 EDT

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4:15 – 4:35 GMT: Sexuality education during the COVID-19 pandemic 

  • Organization Profamilia Association, Lina María Castaño Mesa

4:35 – 4:55 GMT: Tackling a new opponent: “SKILLZ COVID-19 Response” curriculu

  • Grassroot Soccer, Jeff DeCelles and Dennis Dube

4:55 – 5:15 GMT: #YouthAgainstCOVID19

  • International Federation of Medical Students Associations, Egle Janusonyte 

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4:15 – 4:35 GMT: COVID-19 pandemic and mitigation strategies: implications for maternal and child health and nutrition

  • Gates Ventures; Centre for Global Child Health, SickKids, Goutham Kandru and Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta

4:35 – 4:55 GMT: Ensuring linkages between nutrition and food security during COVID-19

  • World Vision Canada, Dr. Asrat Dibaba Tolossa

4:55 – 5:15 GMT: MUSEFO Care Groups on Facebook: ensuring engagement during the pandemic

  • Action Against Hunger – USA, Sona Sharma

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4:15 – 4:35 GMT: Malawi: encouraging family planning counselling that promotes meaningful choice during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Breakthrough ACTION / ideas42, Ely McElwee and Abigail Sellman

4:35 – 4:55 GMT: Every Newborn Action: regional and country responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • UNICEF; WHO, Host – Gagan Gupta, joined by panelists from WHO/UNICEF

4:55 – 5:15 GMT: Voice-Up: sexual health information and support in the hands of adolescents

  • HCDExchange; Maisha Youth, MaqC Eric Gitau, Maryann Wangari, and Rasheed Mutaha

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4:15 – 4:35 GMT: Mitigating the effect of COVID-19: distance counselling in sexual and reproductive health

  • Universidad de San Martín de Porres, Ysis Roa and Ana Miluzka Baca

4:35 – 4:55 GMT: Rapidly adapting digital health tools to support the continuity of primary health-care services during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Medic Mobile, Helen Olsen and Simon Mbae

4:55 – 5:15 GMT: COVID-19 virtual marketplace: matching supply and demand in times of crisis and beyond

  • NeedsList, Natasha Freidus

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4:15 – 4:35 GMT: Collaboration in a digital age for better health outcomes

  • Transform Health / Fondation Botnar, Nanjira Sambuli and Dykki Settle

4:35 – 4:55 GMT: Digital Health Assistant for Triage and Mental Health

  • TNH Health, Mariana Negrao

4:55 – 5:15 GMT: Promoting respectful maternity care through digital health: the Midwife CheckMate Initiative

  • UNFPA, Vitus Atanga


16:30PM – 17:00 GMT 12:30 – 13:00 EDT

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