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Dengue amidst the pandemic: Improving preparedness and response for multi-hazard scenarios -2022

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Download the book of abstract from here

The international research and innovation symposium “Dengue amidst the pandemic: Improving preparedness and response for multi-hazard scenarios -2022” was successfully concluded on 16th and 17th March 2022 at Water's Edge Hotel, Colombo. A total of selected 36 oral presentations and 50 poster presentations involving over 150 scientists and professionals took part in the conference, in addition to the most insightful plenary sessions held alongside. Furthermore, 3 keynote and guest speakers shared their insights stimulating the invaluable discussions and debate around the conference theme. The essence of the symposium can be grabbed from the book of abstracts, which could be downloaded from here. More information about the symposium is available in the official webpage, http://pandemic-mhew.org/index.php/symposium-2022.

The symposium programme consists of several pre and post conference sessions and more information can be found here.

Event

Description

Date and Place

Pre-conference session 01

This programme will focus on enhancing the skills of Public Health Midwives (PHM) on community empowerment through effective communication in Dengue.

Essentials of community empowerment, risk communication and health promotion in Dengue will be discussed, using scenario based interactive sessions. Supervising Public Health Midwives (SPHM) and PHM of Kandy and Kegalle districts will participate for the programme.

25th February, Kandy

Pre-conference session 02

This programme will focus on novel interventions in integrated Vector Management (IVM) and vector bionomics in Malaria and Dengue. Programme will be attended by Regional Malaria Officers, Entomologists and Health Entomology Officers in selected high-risk districts

2nd March, Colombo

Pre-conference session 03

This scenario-based training will focus on empowering Public Health Inspectors (PHI) on preparedness and response to multi hazard situations including multiple biological hazards. PHI of Galle and Matara districts will attend the session.

8th March, Matara

Public engagement workshop 01

This programme will promote participation of community in multi-hazard scenarios

 Aim of this event is incorporating citizens perspective on pandemic preparedness and response amidst the multi hazard situation in Sri Lanka. Community leaders, volunteers from Sarvodaya, village committees of DMC, Mother support groups and leaders of faith-based organizations will participate in the workshop

10th March, Rathnapura

Dengue Model forecasting satellite-based system (D-MOSS) workshop

Introducing a novel dengue forecasting model to regional health authorities across Sri Lanka. This two-day workshop will introduce evidence based novel techniques in Dengue forecasts, incorporating different meteorological, hydrological and epidemiological parameters. This is a collaborative project of HR Wallingford, UK, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, and UK Space Agency)

21st and 22nd March, Kalutara and Colombo

BEACON Stakeholder Seminar

A Seminar on "Nexus Between Climate Change and Built Environment"

23rd March, Colombo

Public engagement workshop 02

Aim of this event is incorporating citizens perspective on pandemic preparedness and response amidst the multi hazard situation in Sri Lanka. Community leaders, volunteers from Sarvodaya, village committees of DMC, Mother support groups and leaders of faith-based organizations will be participated in the workshop. Sarvodaya Shramadana Samithiya, largest Community Based Organization in Sri Lanka will partner with Huddersfield University, UK and Ministry of Health for the event.

25th and 26th March, Jaffna

Round table discussion organized by Chamber of Commerce

The chamber of commerce will present the relevant stakeholders in Sri Lankan economic sector, with the final outputs of the research conducted on the COVID-19 on the economic sector and preparedness. Policy briefs for government and private sector regarding the covid-19 and multi-hazard preparedness will also launch under the event

29th March, Colombo