17/08/2022 - 17/08/2022
World Health Organization
Post COVID-19 Condition: Children and Young Persons
This is a WHO event.
Over the past year, WHO has hosted a webinar series focused on the three “Rs”- recognition, research, and rehabilitation to advance the understanding of post COVID-19 condition.
On 17 August 2022 from 13:30 – 15:30 CEST, WHO will host its next webinar focused on post COVID-19 condition in children and young people.
Despite acute SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and young people typically being milder or asymptomatic compared to adults, some experience or develop prolonged symptoms. It is important for us to understand the frequency, characteristics, and risk factors that lead to post COVID-19 condition in these populations of children and young people.
More information is needed regarding presenting symptoms so there is better understanding and recognition of disease. Research from global patient cohorts to understand its natural history, pathophysiology, related sociopsychological causes and the different models of care is needed to help to improve the long-term outcomes of COVID-19 in children and young people with post COVID-19 condition.
This webinar will be presented in three sessions.
The opening of the webinar will provide an overview of current WHO activities related to post COVID-19 condition along with a testimonial from a caregiver.
The first session will focus on recognition of post COVID-19 condition in children and young people. Presentations will review the epidemiology of the disease and another on a systematic review of post COVID-19 condition in children and young people.
The next session will focus on research and there will be presentations from researchers in South Africa, Denmark, and Indonesia who are following cohorts of children and young people with post COVID-19 condition. Research groups will also present on core outcomes set for post COVID-19 condition in children and young people.
The webinar will conclude by highlighting rehabilitation and models of care in post COVID-19 condition in children and young people.
When: 17 August 2022