As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts communities around the world, people living in countries that lack strong health systems and supply chains are particularly vulnerable. Our response to the epidemic rests upon our ongoing, unchanged strategy of health systems strengthening and universal health coverage. We are working closely with the Ministry of Health at the national level to curtail the pandemic’s spread, and at the district level to coordinate an organized response for case identification, containment, and mitigation contingencies. We are implementing infection control and prevention measures, placing procurement orders for necessary materials, and working with partners such as the Community Health Impact Coalition to develop and implement protocols and training plans for this new scope of work. Our research and monitoring & evaluation teams are leveraging our extensive data analytics capabilities, developing mathematical models of COVID-19 to predict morbidity, mortality, and healthcare workload, and to simulate the impact of a range of interventions and assess which are the best strategies to minimize transmission.
On the ground in Madagascar, our team is producing weekly updates in French on the state of the outbreak in Madagascar. These are shared internally and externally, to help keep our 200-person staff aligned and the Malagasy communities we serve well-informed.
- Rapport hebdomadaire: 18-24 mai
- Rapport hebdomadaire: 11-17 mai
- Rapport hebdomadaire: 4-10 mai
- Rapport hebdomadaire: 27 avril-3 mai
- Rapport hebdomadaire: 18-26 avril
- Rapport hebdomadaire: 11-17 avril
- Rapport hebdomadaire: 4-10 avril
VIRTUAL PANEL SESSIONS:
We’ve recently launched a live virtual panel series called “Voices From The Field” that all are invited to join at 12pm EST on Wednesdays. Each session features a panel of experts comprised of our leaders and frontline responders, who come together live to discuss and answer questions surrounding the latest issues related to the pandemic as well as our regular clinical programs.
Register for our upcoming session(s):
As we continue monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought we’d take a few weeks to focus on good-news updates about our ongoing clinical activities at all levels of care. (We will also share an update on COVID-19 in Madagascar, and – depending on how the situation has evolved to date – may lend more time to discussing the status of the pandemic and how our teams are responding.)
Watch recordings of our past sessions:
- May 20: PIVOT’s Community Health Program
- May 6: Global Health through the Lens of Motherhood
- April 29: What PIVOT Doctors are Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic
- April 22: How PIVOT is Addressing the Pandemic’s Information Crisis
- April 15: The Latest on COVID-19 in Madagascar (Dedicated Q&A)
- March 31: PIVOT’s Data & Research on the Spread of COVID-19
- March 25: PIVOT’s COVID-19 Response in Madagascar to Date
ON OUR BLOG:
- A Tale of 13 Tests | Nancy Palus, Guest Contributor
- COVID-19 is Spreading in Madagascar | Team Update
- A Letter Our COVID-19 Response | Robin Herrnstein, Board Chair & Co-Founder
- Preparing for the Threat of COVID-19 in Madagascar | Dr. Alishya Mayfield, Chief Medical Officer
- Community Health Workers Demand PPE for All | Video by the Community Health Impact Coalition (CHIC) featuring Fety Randrianarivelo (PIVOT-supported community health worker)
- Spatio-Temporal Dynamics and Control of COVID-19 in a Rural District of Madagascar | Panel session hosted by Harvard Medical School featuring Matt Bonds(PIVOT Scientific Director & co-founder) and Karen Finnegan (Associate Scientific Director)
- Expert Interview: Can Philanthropy Disrupt Future Pandemics? | Interview by Brighton Jones with Matt Bonds and Natasha Dolezal
- An epidemiologist (who is also an economist) responds | Matt Bonds’ response to a blog post by economist Tyler Cowen
SUPPORT OUR WORK:
- Click here to contribute to our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
- Or visit our regular donate page to support our ongoing work to strengthen Madagascar’s public health system, which we know is the best antidote to widespread preventable death such as what the world is facing now.
Thank you for your continued partnership! If you have any questions, suggestions, or are seeking to collaborate with us in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us: