A Webinar Training on From AIDS to COVID: The Rocky Road of Public Health


  • Priyakanta Nayak
  • Anil Purohit
  • Nikita Joshi
  • Bhawna Sati




COVID-19, Coronavirus, Challenges


Background : Poornima University, in collaboration with Jodhpur School of Public Health, hosted an
insightful and interactive live global webinar on the topic of “From AIDS to COVID: The Rocky road of
Public Health” on August 8, 2020.
Findings: This report provides information about the coronavirus, the good and bad impact of COVID-19,
and some of the major challenges that were faced all across the globe. Many questions are it the origin of the
virus or the route of transmission of the virus remains unclear. But the good thing is that there were many
innovations in the field of testing, repurposing of drugs, and rapid development of vaccines to reduce the
spread of the pandemic.
Conclusion: The findings show that a lot of questions are yet to be answered and that there is a need of
focusing on public health. There were many learnings from this pandemic and one of the most important
lessons was that the involvement of communities is a key step to face such global challenges. The pandemic
is not going anywhere soon, and therefore, it becomes necessary to bring in change and sustain it for the
future. The challenges faced during this pandemic have served as valuable lessons and it is vital to focus on
the shortcomings to avoid such negative impacts around the world.

Author Biographies

Priyakanta Nayak

Associate Professor,  Jodhpur School of Public Health (JSPH)

Anil Purohit

Founder & Chairperson, Jodhpur School of Public Health (JSPH)

Nikita Joshi

Intern, Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai.

Bhawna Sati

Head of the Department, Jodhpur School of Public Health (JSPH)



How to Cite

Priyakanta Nayak, Anil Purohit, Nikita Joshi, & Bhawna Sati. (2021). A Webinar Training on From AIDS to COVID: The Rocky Road of Public Health. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(4), 304-307. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16561