22 May webinar: Addressing stakeholder concerns around testing sewage for COVID-19

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On Friday, 22 May, SNV's WASH Sector Leader in Cambodia, Sunetra Lala is moderating a webinar hosted by the SuSanA India Chapter. Engagements in the panel discussion will contribute to interests to explore sewage contents for the COVID-19 virus as part of an early warning system to protect the health of communities and sanitation workers.

Webinar details

  • Date and time: Friday 22 May at 12:30-13:30 CEST

  • Moderator: Sunetra Lala (SNV)

  • Panelists: Malini Reddy (College of India) | S Vishwanath (BIOME) | M R Seetharam (SVYM) | Sarada Prasad (Azim Premji University)

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About the webinar

Research from past SARS epidemics has proven that fragments of viruses from infected people are found in wastewater and sewage. In the case of COVID-19, these can be isolated and analysed to determine infections in an area.

The SuSanA India Chapter, IRC, India Sanitation Coalition and WaterAid invite you to a webinar on 22 May 2020, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM, Indian Standard Time (12:30-13:30 CEST).

The speakers will discuss how to address the concerns of stakeholders in towns arising from testing sewage for COVID-19. These stakeholders include decision-makers and technical staff, health workers and sanitation workers. Speakers will also consider the health and safety of sanitation workers, and the public health implications of COVID-19 in sewage.

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