Scientific and strategic talks on COVID-19

As experts in a variety of fields, WHO staff are vital resources for the latest science that can help achieve better health for everyone, everywhere. This portal hosts video recordings of presentations given by WHO experts at conferences and other forums so their knowledge can continue to be shared across the globe.

Please note that the videos capture the latest science at the time of the presentation, which is specified for each video. This is a video library only; no certificates are available.

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As experts in a variety of fields, WHO staff are vital resources for the latest science that can help achieve better health for everyone, everywhere. This portal hosts video recordings of presentations given by WHO experts at conferences and other forums so their knowledge can continue to be shared across the globe.

Please note that the videos capture the latest science at the time of the presentation, which is specified for each video. This is a video library only; no certificates are available.

12 July 2021
COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Overview - 31st ECCMID - Dr Maria Van Kerkhove - 12 July 2021
Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead
This keynote presentation by Dr Maria Van Kerkhove at the 31st European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) gives an overview of the epidemiologic situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and outlines the global response and way forward.

25 May 2021
COVID-19 Pandemic Response Update - 74th World Health Assembly
Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
This video gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic response at the time of the 74th World Health Assembly.

4 May 2021
COVID-19 Situation and Strategic Response
Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead
This video gives an overview of the global situation for COVID-19 and the strategic response forward, specifically focusing on the monitoring and assessment of the emergence of virus variants around the world.

19 February 2021
Research for Equity
Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO Chief Scientist
This video highlights different perspectives on research, product development, vaccines and equity.

19 February 2021
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on HIV and TB: WHO Perspective
Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO Chief Scientist
This video sheds light on HIV, TB and COVID-19 and how the 3 have intersected.

17 February 2021
COVID-19 Situation and Strategic Response
Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead
This video gives a global overview of the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the elements of the pandemic response to date.

8 February 2021
COVID-19 Situation and Strategic Response
Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead
This video provides an overview of the situation of the global pandemic and WHO's involvement in coordinating the global response.

7 December 2020
Global Epidemiology of COVID-19
Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead
This video gives an overview of the epidemiologic situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

30 October 2020
Global Response to COVID-19: Next Steps
Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead
This video gives an overview of the epidemiologic situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and outlines the global response and way forward.

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