Webinar: Leave No One Behind in COVID-19 Prevention, Response and Recovery

Organizer(s) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
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Although COVID-19 doesn't discriminate, its impact does. Throughout the Asia-Pacific region, older people, persons living with disabilities, caretakers and the poor have a greater risk of getting infected and developing severe complications. This webinar focused on the early lessons and good practices that are emerging in the region on how to identify and protect the most vulnerable groups. Experts also highlighted what more can be done to ensure that no one is left behind in the regional efforts to prevent, respond and 'recover better' from the COVID-19 pandemic.

To watch a recording of the webinar, please click here

Copies of the presentations used during the webinar are attached to the right side.


Mr Eduardo Klien
Regional Director for Asia Pacific
HelpAge International 
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Ms Anna-Karin Jatfors
Deputy Regional Director, Asia and Pacific
UN Women
Bangkok, Thailand

Baeg Ju Na, MD, PhD
General Director of Citizens' Health Bureau
Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korea 

Dr Prakash Tyagi
Executive Director of GRAVIS and Founder-Director of GRAVIS Hospital
Member of the HelpAge Global Network
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Professor Nahoko Harada, RN, PHN, PhD
Department of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
School of Nursing
University of Miyazaki
Miyazaki City, Miyazaki, Japan
Ms Xu Shen
Director of Institute of photosynthetic action, youth education and development
Shanxi, China.


This webinar was the first in a series of upcoming webinars on COVID-19 organized by UNDRR’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. As the first region to be impacted by COVID-19, Asia-Pacific has become the testing ground for innovations and solutions to tackle this global disaster.

We aim to use these webinars to distil in 60 minutes the most relevant information and actionable recommendations on priority topics to support countries in their prevention, response and recovery efforts. We will also share issue briefs on the webinar topics that capture emerging lessons and policy recommendations.


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