Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 in ECO region and what does it hold for the future of the ECO Member Countries

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With current outbreak of the COVID-19, the pandemic has now spread in nearly all regions of the world. As this crisis unfolds, it highlights the importance of healthcare facilities and preparedness to respond to this crisis. Although, no country has been fully prepared for the pandemic of this scale and the virus does not know any borders, all countries must prioritize and exercise as well as enhance the capabilities required to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to public health emergencies.

The COVID-19 has exposed the fragile limits of healthcare facilities and infrastructures around the world. Even in the countries with best healthcare system, their overall preparedness seems to be weak in handling this situation. However, situation is even worse when it comes to the developing world. Many developing countries lack the health capacities and capabilities that are needed to detect, and respond to the current pandemic.

It is even more challenging when we think of resource-limited regions with poor sanitation and weak health systems, which is actually the case in some of the ECO Member Countries as well. The COVID-19 outbreak is creating significant additional pressure on an already overburdened health system in the ECO Member Countries. In this respect, Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF) undertook and study and found that most of the member countries have a long way to go yet, for being fully prepared to tackle the scale of epidemic as COVID-19. Report is available through the link:

Above in view, ECOSF in collaboration with Center of Excellence for International Economics (CEIE), University of Isfahan- Islamic Republic of Iran plans to host a live webinar on “Impact of COVID-19 in ECO region and what does it hold for the future of the ECO Member Countries”. Broadly, it will discuss the impact of COVID – 19 on health and economy of the region and how these countries have responded during the outbreak of this pandemic.



  • ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF), based in Islamabad- Pakistan
  • Center of Excellence for International Economics (CEIE), University of Isfahan, Iran


Dated: August 10, 2020                                 Time: 11:30 AM (GMT +5)                         Webinar Application: Zoom

Zoom ID: 945 3584 4606
Passcode: 000266

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