Conversations with Canadians About Global Health During COVID-19

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, CanWaCH’s Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG) led a conversation about how our sector can strengthen and align our collective engagement with Canadians in global health and international development during COVID-19.


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A. Welcome - Alli Bunting, Manager, Program and Operations, Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH)

B. Agenda and Opening Remarks - Jennifer Foulds, Communications & PR Director, Amref Health Africa in Canada


A. COVID-19 related communications and engagement challenges for Canada’s global health and international development sector - Dr. Spencer Henson, Professor, Guelph Institute of Development Studies

B. Canada’s response to COVID-19 - Terry Chemij, Manager, Public Engagement and Awareness, World Vision Canada

C. Global Affairs Canada on how the sector can work together

1. Latifa Belmahdi, Executive Director, Strategic Communications, International Development, Global Affairs Canada

2. Pascale Thivierge, Deputy Director, Engagement of Canadians, Partnerships for Development Innovation, Global Affairs Canada


PART 4. CONCLUDING REMARKS - Jennifer Foulds, Communications & PR Director, Amref Health Africa in Canada

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