CCA’s third virtual conference will focus on ‘Right to Health amidst COVID-19 Crisis’

Posted on 12 May 2020

The Christian Conference of Asia’s (CCA) third virtual conference (webinar), initiated in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic, will focus on the ‘Right to Health Amidst COVID-19 Crisis’. This is part of an ongoing series of webinars.

Scheduled for Thursday, 14 May 2020 from 12:00 to 14:00 (12 PM to 2 PM) Bangkok time, the third CCA webinar will be led by a panel of medical health professionals from the United Nations (UN), Christian Medical Associations, and Christian hospital networks in Asia.

The panel of experts will discuss various aspects related to health security measures required for every person to ensure an optimal response to public health threats and to challenges in combatting the spread of COVID-19 in Asia.

The panellists will also examine the issue of human rights and human dignity amidst COVID-19, with special emphasis on achieving the right to health, accessing correct information, ensuring quarantines, lockdowns, and travel bans, complying with right-based norms, ensuring protection of health workers, and reducing stigma and discrimination without compromising confidentiality, while at the same time analysing how to secure the highest attainable standard of health for every human being.

Dr Mathews George Chunakara, the General Secretary of the CCA, will initiate and facilitate the discussions.

Dr Salil Panakadan, Regional Advisor of UNAIDS  Asia Pacific RST ; Stela Sacaliuc, Executive Officer of UNAIDS RST-Asia and Pacific; Dr Priya John, Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI); Dr Daniel Budi Wobowo, Indonesian Christian Association of Health Services (PELKESI); Dr Prawing Euonontat, Medical Ministry of the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT); Prof. Chiao-Chicy Chen, Health and Healing  Ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT); and Rev. Callum Tabada from the medical mission of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) will lead the webinar.

Those who are interested in participating in the webinar may register by clicking on this link-

For additional details, please go through the webinar’s concept note below-
CCA Webinar Series – Right to Health amidst the COVID-19 Concept Note

Since the webinar can accommodate only 90 participants, registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Link to Highlights of the CCA Webinar on 30 April 2020:
Migrant workers bear the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis and its growing impacts, observe CCA webinar panellists

Link to Highlights of the CCA Webinar on 7 May 2020:
Churches must serve as beacons of hope and compassion amidst COVID-19 crisis, urge Asian church leaders

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