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The health workforce and COVID-19: Protecting health workers while maintaining surge capacity

Tuesday 17 November 2020 from 12:00-13:00 CET

Countries are again being confronted with a surge in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. Scaling up health workforce capacity for COVID-19 patients is therefore of utmost importance. Increasing workloads, rapid redeployment and emotional distress, however, may affect the mental health of workers and the ability of health systems to handle the pandemic. Measures to ensure adequate staffing levels and to support the wellbeing of the health workforce are therefore crucial for there to be an effective crisis response. What can be learned from the first pandemic wave when health systems protected health workers while maintaining surge capacity? Join us in this webinar to learn more about the experience in different countries and what lessons we might learn.

Speakers

Gemma Williams, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Juliane Winkelmann, Technical University Berlin, Germany

Sandra Buttigieg, University of Malta, Malta

Suzanne Wood, Health Foundation, UK

Gabrielle Jacob, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Facilitators

Matthias Wismar & Erica Richardson (European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies)

This webinar is part of a series of webinars which draws lessons from country experiences based on the COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM). The HSRM has been delivered by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies as a joint undertaking with and for the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Commission.

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