The Global Response to COVID-19

This article is part of World War “V”: The COVID-19 Pandemic, a collection of all CNS COVID-19-related articles.

Updated: February 9, 2021
Richard Pilch

CNS supports the International Biosecurity and Prevention Forum (IBPF) and European Commission Joint Research Centre on an ongoing series of webinars addressing the global COVID-19 pandemic response.

In February 2020, the Symposium on One Health Security Challenges in African Countries was postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic. In its place, the Symposium Planning Committee created the One Health Security (OHS) webinar series.

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Benefits of registration include: Extensive training resources, best practice guidance, interactive tools, an international forum of health and security experts working to address COVID-19 and other One Health Security issues.


  • 6. Security Implications for a Post-COVID World
    Event Date
    : January 27, 2021
    Post Date: February 9, 2021


    • Dr. Rob de Wijk, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
    • Dr. Nonye Welle, Police Hospital Garki-Abuja, Nigeria
    • Dr. Gary Ackerman, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity, University at Albany (SUNY)

  • 5: COVID-19 Environmental Surveillance and Risk Communication
    Event Date
    : September 23, 2020
    Post Date: October 5, 2020


    • Dr. Bernd Gawlik, European Commission Joint Research Centre
    • Dr. Suvajee Good, World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Regional Office, New Delhi, India
    • Ms. Liliane Luwaga, WHO

  • 4: COVID-19 Epidemiology and Evolution
    Event Date
    : August 26, 2020
    Post Date: October 5, 2020


    • Dr. Satish Pillai, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Dr. Paul Jackson, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)

  • 3: Global COVID-19 Modeling
    Event Date
    : July 22, 2020
    Post Date: August 26, 2020


    • Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington
    • IHME’s pandemic models are routinely presented during White House coronavirus briefings.

  • 2: The COVID-19 Response in Africa
    Event Date: June 17, 2020
    Post Date: June 26, 2020


    • Drs. Anne-Sophie Lequarre and Yuri Bruinen de Bruin
      (European Commission’s Joint Research Centre)
    • Dr. Donewell Bangure (Africa Centre for Disease Control)
    • Dr. Chanceline Bilounga (Cameroon Ministry of Public Health)

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