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[Webinar] Pandemics and Primary Health Care Resilience: Why This Matters Now and in the Future

When: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online
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Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world in only a few months, including the delivery of routine and emergency medical care around the world. Primary care systems serve as the point of first medical contact, delivering effective prevention and treatment and contributing to many of the reductions in death and suffering seen over the past 50 years. Yet, during pandemics, primary care is often disrupted, prohibiting the comprehensive, continuous, and coordinated care that is essential as countries respond to outbreaks like COVID-19. In this session, Drs. Hirschhorn, Orji, and Huffman will discuss the concept and importance of health care system resiliency during pandemics, and they will share emerging evidence on the impacts of pandemics on care and on efforts to mitigate such detrimental impacts.


-Lisa Hirschhorn, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern
-Mark Huffman, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern
-Anthony Orji, Cardiovascular Research Unit, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria

This webinar will be available through WebEx at this link. Please use passcode 1234 to access. The talk will begin at 12 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 23.

This is part of the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs’ Confronting COVID-19: Global Implications and Futures webinar series.

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