Celebrating Health!

On April 7th was World Health Day. An online event gathered international guest speakers who managed dedicating some of their precious time to the conversation, sharing their experience about how they are adapting to the world health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We had voices from the healthcare system, from people in their communities and from the business environment. Each of them shared their health message for empowering health personally and globally.

Each year, World Health Day is an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major global health. In our current global health climate, to commemorate World Health Day feels more important than ever.

This year’s World Health Day is dedicated to supporting the work of nurses, midwives and health workers who work tirelessly to support our individual and collective health. In the time of COVID-19, nurses, midwives, and health workers need our support even more than ever to bring to a halt one of the most important health crisis in recent modern history.

Our online event was an occasion to showcase a different health perspective about the coronavirus crisis, with a focus on individual testimonials highlighting stories of resilience and the need to reclaim self-care in order to achieve health care.

This event was broadcasted by Expert Channel TV, bringing the best-curated content for International Speakers, Experts, and Corporations.

A replay is available on all social media platforms here: https://lnkd.in/dy5puSu, and here are few take home messages.

“This crisis has brought about solidarity”

Dr. Anbreen Slama-Chaudhry, GP and Health entrepreneur, Switzerland and Cairo

“Steep learning curve for frontliners”

Dr. Mamsallah Faal-Omisore, GP, UK and Nigeria

“Want to share the message of hope and humility”

Prof. Jérôme Pugin, Head of ICU, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland

“Important to disseminate clear evidence-based messages”

Dr. Saeed Abduljalil, Consultant and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Cairo University, Egypt

“Focus on the use of technology adapted to local needs”

Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmad, Digital Health Entrepreneur, Pakistan

“Dealing with uncertainty is an opportunity to learn about the growth mindset” 

Heleniq Argyrou, Clinical psychologist, The Netherlands

Sorry to have missed Miracle Adesina, Country Coordinator, Slum and Rural Health Information, University of Ibadan, Nigeria – who couldn’t join because of time miscommunication. His theme was: Reaching out to local communities with behavioral communication and change messages

Sorry to have missed Dr. Precious Proscovia owing to confusion over time. She is a Neuroscience Nurse and the Founder of Precious Kids Foundation, a non-profit based in San Fransisco, USA

“Immigrants are facing the obligation to remain where they are for now”

Diana Tapia, Founder of Worldwide Immigrants Association, Canada

“Struggle for people with chronic conditions…issue of affordability and access while exposing themselves to Coronavirus risk”

Elizabeth Pfiester, Founder & Executive Director of T1International, UK-US – Global

“Be kind to yourself, allow yourself to do what you can”

Fiona Conner, mother & health advocate, UK

“Makes you (& everyone) realize the price of health”

Bertrand Burgalat, artist & producer, France

“Maintain balance…between paranoia and recklessness”

Rapti Mukherjee, HR & development professional, Expat, and mother, Cairo

“Businesses should turn towards a higher purpose at this time”

Victoria Cole, CEO Wunderman Thompson, Argentina

“Multiply actions of solidarity at any level” 

Mina Makar, Art Director & Graphic designer, Egypt

“Complete shift for schools, going online to keep children education going…but better to do something than nothing”

Senida Kiehl, Founder of Excellence in Expat Education, global

“Strengthening humanity in the workspace”

Claudia Gross, Human Resources Management & Organizational Innovator, Germany

“Had to adapt fast to deliver organic food to people”

Omar Abdellatif, Sustainable agriculture expert with Organic Egypt, Egypt

“Opportunity to think about simpler living and favoring the kilometer zero concepts”

Nanette Deunk, Industrial Engineer & Global Sustainability expert, The Netherlands

Soraya, Founder Rdna and promoter of organic food in Egypt is currently juggling her work as well as being a mother to two kids. She joined but then had to log off due to some family obligations. Thanks for joining us Soraya!