COVID-19 & Africa’s Medical Response

AFReG: African Forum on Religion and Government is hosting a series of webinars on the theme of “The Impacts and Implications of COVID-19 and Africa’s Response.” 

The first webinar brought together experts from different countries and backgrounds.  Questions/Areas of topics addressed by the panelists were

COVID-19 – What is Known and What is Not Yet Understood

Community Health Responses 

Theological Perspective on Medical Response

Dr, Tomlin Paul, Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Jamaica shared interesting and accurate information on COVID-19 globally, including transmission and incubation period, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and best practices in the Caribbean. His knowledge and experience stimulated thinking and addressed some misconceptions.

Dr. Florence Muindi, Founder and President of Life In Abundance International, brought some great insights from East Africa relating to Community Health approaches for reducing the spread of COVID-19. She also spoke on the Christian leaders’ perspective and role in community mitigation including knowing their identity, giving hope, being fearless and influencing others. 

AFReG Chairman, Prof. Delanyo Adadevoh, Founder and President of the International Leadership Foundation (ILF) presented the Theological Perspective on Medical Response to COVID-19. He offered insights on God’s commitment to our total well-being and spoke with an emphasis on the aspect of physical well-being. Christians are not exempt from the natural laws divinely instituted by God; God-likeness includes respecting the natural laws; God does not work miracles to cover for our irresponsibility.

We invite you to register for the upcoming AFReG webinar series: 

WEBINAR II: COVID-19 Impact on Education and Digital Ecosystem in Africa​​ on June 17, 2020, at

1 PM GMT (Accra)

4 PM GMT+3 (Nairobi)

9 AM EDT (New York)

This webinar is designed to present its participants with the ideas and strategies from thought leaders on the impacts and implications in the academic and digital arenas of the continent.

WEBINAR III: Economic Impacts and Implications for Africa​​ on June 24, 2020, at

1 PM GMT (Accra)

4 PM GMT+3 (Nairobi)

9 AM EDT (New York)

This webinar is designed to present its participants with the ideas from business and economic leaders on COVID-19 related impacts and implications for the continent. The presentations will help foster the strategic thinking necessary to minimize and recover from the pandemic’s effects in this vital area impacting the continent’s ongoing development.

WEBINAR IV: ​Vision of a New Africa​ on July 1, 2020, at at

1 PM GMT (Accra)

4 PM GMT+3 (Nairobi)

9 AM EDT (New York)

Despite the economic, social and spiritual upheaval caused by the current COVID-19 global pandemic, this webinar is designed to present the opportunities available now and in a post COVID-19 environment. It is designed to present new and challenging perspectives and paradigms to help leaders navigate the new landscape on the continent.

Please register at www.afreg.org to save your spot on Zoom.

We are very grateful for our moderator Rev. Dr. Steri Nyomi.

AFReG team

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