Date(s) - 20/10/2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Hosted by the World Health Organization in collaboration with Religions for Peace and the EPI-WIN Faith Communities of Practice this global conference looks at ‘Strengthening national responses to health emergencies: WHO, Religious Leaders, Faith-based  Organizations, Faith Communities and National Governments’.

Spiritual care during times of crisis track – Day 1 October 20, 2021, 10:00 – 12:30 CEST

Chaplaincy: Critical and changing roles in COVID-19

  • Rehanah Sadiq, Muslim Chaplain, Women’s Hospital Birmingham UK National Health Service, UK
  • Wendy Cadge, Barbara Mandel Professor of Humanistic Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University, USA
  • Austyn Snowden, Lead Researcher, European Research Institute for Chaplaincy and Healthcare (ERIC), UK
  • Fr. John Mosoti, Camillian Chaplain, Servants of the Sick, Kenya
  • Fabian Winiger, Postdoc and Project Lead at the Professorship for Spiritual Care, Zurich University, Switzerland

Palliative care during COVID-19

  • Emmanuel Luyirika, Executive Director, African Palliative Care Association (APCA), Uganda
  • Dr. M R Rajagopal, Chairman, Pallium India, India
  • Hibah Osman, Founder, Balsam, Lebanese Center for Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
  • Fr John Toai, MI, Director and Founder, Mai Tam House of Hope, Vietnam
  • Rick Bauer, Roman Catholic Missioner, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, USA
  • Marie-Charlotte Bouesseau, Team Lead, Palliative Care, WHO HQ, Switzerland

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