Covid-19 Co-ordination Meeting & SMP Health Forum

All SMP and MaSP members and their partners were warmly invited to participate in our sixteenth COVID-19 Coordination meeting and combined Health Forum.

UK time 12:00 – 13:00 Malawi time 14:00 – 15:00
Location Zoom

Missed this meeting? You can catch up using the video recording on this page.

On 18th March 2022, the SMP met with members and partners to hear the latest developments on COVID-19 in Malawi. We were joined by Dr Charles Mwansambo, Malawi’s Secretary for Health (slides available HERE), and by Dr Kondwani Jambo, the author of an influential COVID study undertaken by the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme. There was also an update on reports of incidences of Polio in Malawi, as well as the opportunity for Q&A and discussion. This meeting was Chaired by Prof Heather Cubie, Chair of the Scotland Malawi Partnership.

Full Agenda

  • Welcome & scene-setting - Professor Heather Cubie, Chair, the Scotland Malawi Partnership, Former consultant Clinical Scientist in the NHS, based in Laboratory Medicine and R&D Director, NHS Lothian
  • Covid update & reports of incidences of Polio: Malawi’s Secretary for Health - Dr Charles Mwansambo, Secretary for Health
  • Q&A / Discussion
  • The Unusual COVID-19 African pandemic: the Malawi Story - Dr Kondwani Jambo, MRC African Research Leader, Group Leader and Senior Lecturer, Viral Immunology Research Group, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
  • Q&A / Discussion
  • Actions & Concluding Remarks - David Hope-Jones Chief Executive, the Scotland Malawi Partnership