Professor Walter Ricciardi, coordinator of the Italian Scientific Committee for COVID19 joined us on 1st April for ISQua's COVID-19 Webinar series and spoke on the current epidemic, its effect on the healthcare system and looking to the future.
Professor Riccardi answered many questions from his international audience, including:
Which interventions were right at the right time?
Will the South Korea practice work elsewhere?
How can LMICs do it differently due to lack of resources?
What can we do to plan for future pandemics?
How can you ensure supply of daily needs?
Front line workers vs Central planning?
What is the minimum level of testing that should take place?
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Prof Ricciardi is the Professor of Hygiene and Public Health at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome and from January 2019 he is Head of the Department of Woman and Child Health and Public Health , at Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome.
In May 2018 he was elected Vice President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) by the General Assembly of the WFPHA.
He manages several undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities including a Master of Science programme and International Courses in Epidemiology.
He is Editor of the European Journal of Public Health, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and Founding Editor of the Italian Journal of Public Health and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health.
In May 2019 he received the “Laurea Honoris Causa” at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.
Professor Ricciardi is also a key plenary speaker for ISQua's 37th International Conference.
You can find more resources and information on COVID19 on our dedicated COVID19 Resource Page - https://www.isqua.org/covid-19-research-page.html