VIDEO: Analysing global COVID-19 statistics and national policies

In the second webinar in this series, we hear why well-designed sex and gender COVID-19 research is so vitally important.

Dr Cheryl Carcel, Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health, introduces this webinar exploring what has been discovered by analysing global COVID-19 statistics so far, and what it means for health policymakers.

Dr Sanne Peters, Research Fellow in Epidemiology at The George Institute for Global Health explains what is meant by a gender disaggregated analysis, and what can be discovered by analysing global COVID-19 statistics, national policies and activities.

In a pre-recorded presentation, Dr Rosemary Morgan of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health explores what has been learned about how women are most affected from pandemics from examining past outbreaks, such as Ebola and Zika.

Finally, Dr Athena Pantazis, Data Management and Analysis Consultant with the Global Health 50/50 COVID-19 Sex-Disaggregated Data Tracker, introduces this initiative to track the availability of sex-disaggregated COVID-19 data on the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths.

Research is now underway to help clinicians and policymakers more rapidly and effectively help some of the most vulnerable members of the community in the response to COVID-19 and future pandemics.

The project brings together expertise from The George Institute for Global Health, UNSW Medicine including the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, and UNSW Arts and Social Sciences including the Gendered Violence Research Network.

It is supported by a UNSW Rapid Response Research program. Read more about the project here.

Register for future webinars in this series here.

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