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A Global Perspective on the Impact of COVID-19 on Child Education and Development

October 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EDT

Organized by Child Health Task Force

 A Global Perspective on the Impact of COVID-19 on Child Education and Development

October 1, 2020


Please join the Implementation Science subgroup on Thursday, October 1st to learn how education and schooling is being addressed around the world and what child development looks like over the short, medium, and long term during the pandemic. COVID-19 has affected all aspects of health and well-being, including early development for young children. Ensuring inclusive and equitable access to quality education is a key part of the global sustainable development agenda and is inextricably linked to a child’s development and lifelong health. As children prepare to “return to school,” some for the first time (entering pre-primary or primary), every country is responding differently.


This webinar brings together three early childhood development experts from India, Kenya, and the United States to share their perspectives on how their country is responding to education during the pandemic. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A with the experts.



  • Vibha Krishnamurthy, Founder and Executive Director Ummeed Child Development Center, India
  • Susan Wamithi, Developmental Paediatrician, Aga Khan University Hospital, Kenya
  • Sally Goza, American Academy of Pediatrics President, United States

Moderated by the subgroup’s co-chairs:

  • David Hamer, Professor, Global Health and Medicine, Boston University School of Public Health and School of Medicine
  • Janna Patterson, Senior Vice President, Global Child Health and Life Support, American Academy of Pediatrics

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October 1, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am EDT
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