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​Improving health literacy & protecting the value of access to care for better public and patient involvement in mitigating COVID: EU training session

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Implemented as part of two projects, "Improving health literacy for better public and patient involvement in mitigating COVID-19 pandemic using interactive and intuitive educational tools"  &  "Protecting the value of access to care during - and after - the COVID-19 pandemic across Europe: focus on antivirals", the training sessions will be addressed to representatives of Civic and Patients' Associations from across Europe. The events, which will be held in English, will provide a common set of up-to-date information, share experiences, identify lessons learned, and also obtain feedback from the associations. 

There will be two separate sessions: 

1) "Knowing and Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19" with these main topics:

  • Essential language and dangerous beliefs
  • Virus mutations, how they happen and what to expect
  • What should we expect (and not expect) from the anti-COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Antibiotic use in COVID-19, when is it appropriate? 

2) "The value of access to care: focus on antivirals" on:

  • Treatments and approved drugs: to whom and how? The role of antivirals
  • Complications of the disease, not only lungs.
  • Symptoms of "Long Covid," how to identify it and what to do; Do vaccines have a role?
  • Cancer prevention and screening: the great absentees in the pandemic. 


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