WEBINAR: COVID-19 and Beyond – Is the Private Sector Part of the Solution?

Added on : 20 October 2020

By: Quality of Care Network Secretariat

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:00 – 10:30am EDT


Webinar ID: 274-373-411

Ensuring continuity of care for women, newborns, and children during the coronavirus pandemic requires a sustainable, holistic approach that brings together the public, private, and civil society sectors. Information, education, and skills-building need to be harmonized across sectors, institutions, and professional associations so frontline health workers are equipped with the vital skills, commodities, and resources to deliver timely comprehensive care in response to the pandemic.

Join Palladium’s webinar featuring USAID’s private sector engagement strategy along with program leaders in Afghanistan, India, and Nigeria who are adapting programs to local maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) needs in the COVID-19 context. The panelists will address pressing questions facing policymakers and program managers: What is the future of MNCH care beyond this pandemic? Could telemedicine be the answer? What are the challenges faced by the private health sector during COVID-19? How is the private sector becoming part of the solution?


  • Lily Kak – Co-moderator USAID/Global Health Bureau
  • Marta Levitt – Co-moderator USAID Integrated Health Program, Nigeria
  • Adesh Chaturvedi USAID-MSD for Mothers supported Utkrisht Development Impact Bond, India
  • Olufunke Falade USAID Integrated Health Program, Nigeria
  • Halima Mukkadas USAID Integrated Health Program, Nigeria
  • Susan Rae Ross USAID/Global Health Bureau
  • Omarzaman Sayedi USAID Health Sector Resiliency Project, Afghanistan
  • Dr. Mohammad Asif Samsor CEO, Afghanistan Private Hospitals Association
  • Sadia D. Parveen, Palladium