Takeaways from Panel Discussion: Impact of COVID-19 on Global Paediatric Health

On May 24th 2022, a panel of experts highlighted several important facets of the consequences that COVID-19 pandemic has on the global paediatric health situation:

- decreased access to vital child healthcare services like newborn care and immunisation
- increased poverty
- more nutritional and physical activity deprivation
- mental impairment
- compromised learning and loss of a caregiver

Moderator: Prof Julia Dratva, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) & University of Basel, Switzerland

Panel members: Prof Yvonne Maldonado, Stanford University, USA; Prof Alan Stein, University of Oxford, UK; Dr Marc Birkhölzer, University of Basel, Switzerland; Prof Thomas Berger, Secretary and Chief Medical Advisor at NEO FOR NAMIBIA

More about the event here.

Find out more about our speakers and read about their takeaways below


From left to right: Prof Julia Dratva, Dr Marc Birkhölzer, Prof Yvonne Maldonado, Prof Thomas Berger. (Prof Alan Stein joined remotely, not pictured)



Prof Yvonne Maldonado

Dr Marc Birkhölzer

Prof Alan Stein

Prof Thomas Berger

Prof Julia Dratva