Invitation: Webinar Session „How does the Covid-19 pandemic affect the health and well-being of children?-Narratives from low-resource settings“

God Bless the Child e. V. engages in the Global Health Hub Germany since 2020. We are a member of the working group Global Child Health to contribute to the health and well-being of children worldwide. As part of civil society, we bring in experiences from working with children in our projects and our partners in the global South. The members of the working group ask themselves: what is the situation like – what are the indirect consequences on the health and well-being of children, especially in countries with fewer resources? Our member, Sindisiwe Junerose Ngcobo, as well as the principal of our partner Phila Combined School, Ian Phumlani Mashita, will share observations on the outcomes of South African policy interventions on children within their reach.


As part of the Global Health Hub Germany’s ‚Week of the Working Groups 2021‘, the working group Global Child Health is organizing a webinar session on March 24th, 2021 / 1:00 – 2:30 PM (CET) on the issue of “How does the COVID-19 pandemic affect the health and well-being of children? – Narratives from low-resource settings”.

This session builds on narratives which the working group Global Child Health has collected during the first Covid-19-wave in 2020. Together with speakers from different LMICs, the working group assesses local interventions regarding positive or negative outcomes on child well-being. The goal is to identify successful health and policy interventions, as well as the needs of children in low-resource settings. In addition to the presentation of concrete results, the working group invites all interested stakeholders to participate in a lively discussion on the issue of global child health in times of COVID-19.


Marcellin Musabende, Medical Doctor, Rwanda
Collins Seymah Smith, Executive Director NGO Act for Change, Ghana
Sindisiwe Junerose Ngcobo, Social Worker for Health Promotion, South Africa
Ian Phumlani Mashita, Principal Phila Combined School Umlazi, South Africa


Ruth Kopelke, Co-Coordinator of the GHHG working group Global Child Health
Lydia Oluwayemi Ikeoluwapo, Co-Coordinator of the GHHG working group Global Child Health

To register for this session, please click here.

The Global Health Hub Germany is a network that aims to bring together all actors interested in Global Health. The Hub wants to promote exchange, initiate new partnerships, support cooperation and innovative approaches – across sectors and stakeholder groups.