COVID-19 has shone a bright light on deep disparities in the United States. African-Americans, First Nations and other minority groups have sustained far higher rates of mortality and morbidity due to this pandemic. This reflects a chronic lack of access to opportunities, programs and services that create structural barriers to good health and social-economic advancement. This webinar will highlight these deep challenges and present policy solutions on how to address them.
Countries in Africa and Latin America are particularly vulnerable to a pandemic. The challenges they face and the opportunities that exist to strengthen health systems in these regions receive too little attention. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on challenges low resource communities face, but this moment also presents an opportunity to address these gaps to not only prevent pandemics but address a broader range of public health challenges including noncommunicable diseases.
COVID-19 has highlighted the risks posed by the spillover of deadly infectious diseases from animals to humans. This crisis is also an opportunity for policymakers to invest in known interventions that can reduce the threat of future pandemics and provide additional benefits that can improve the health of people and that of the planet.
This webinar showcases experts from around the world who will share what we can do to achieve these goals by:
The SARS-CoV-2 virus spilled over from an animal host to a person late last year in China creating a pandemic that is raging around the world. Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong responded decisively and effectively to curb the spread of the virus, saving thousands of lives. There are many lessons the international community can learn from them. This webinar features three leading global health experts from the region who will share what worked in their battle against the virus.
Hear from public health experts on the situation in New York, an epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the reality on the ground, what they need, what others can learn from their plight, what LMICs are facing, and what we must do now to bend the curve of the pandemic.
This webinar will share insights into the current status of the outbreak and what universities and health centers are doing to address this challenge. Panelists will also discuss how we can use this situation, which has shown significant gaps in national and international capabilities, to respond to a disease outbreak and to address those weaknesses in our ability to prevent, detect, and respond to potentially lethal Infectious disease outbreak.
Omar Khan, MD, MHS
President & CEO of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance