University of Cape Town: Making adolescent inclusion the heart of the COVID-19 response

“Global mental health for adolescents in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic” will be among the topics that will be discussed during the webinar.
“Global mental health for adolescents in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic” will be among the topics that will be discussed during the webinar.
The UKRI GCRF* Accelerating Achievement for Africa’s Adolescents Hub (Accelerate Hub) within the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town (UCT) will be hosting an exciting webinar on Thursday, 4 February, on making adolescent inclusion the heart of the COVID-19 response.

Throughout 2020 the Accelerate Hub hosted a series of webinars to explore the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on a multitude of factors related to research design, adolescents and more. As part of their virtual annual meeting, they will be hosting an international webinar on COVID-19 and adolescents, featuring presentations from leading experts around the world.

Panellists include, among others, Professor Salim S Abdool Karim, the head of South Africa’s ministerial advisory committee on COVID-19; Dr Priscilla Idele, the deputy director of UNICEF’s Office of Research – Innocenti; and Professor Lucie Cluver, an honorary professor in psychiatry and mental health at UCT and the principal investigator at the Accelerate Hub.

Date: 4 February 2021

Time: 13:00–15:30

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Read the programme.

*The UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund is a £1.5 billion fund that supports cutting-edge research to address challenges faced by developing countries. The fund addresses the United Nations sustainable development goals and aims to maximise the impact of research and innovation to improve lives and opportunity in the developing world.

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