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.
Upcoming CUGH Events
It is with deep regret that we must inform you that we are cancelling our annual conference and all related activities around CUGH 2020, April 17 to the 20th in Washington, DC. Holding a big gathering like our annual meeting, given the rapidly expanding Covid19 outbreak, could risk the health and welfare of you, the other registrants and the public. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused but we will always put public safety as our top priority. We wanted to inform you as soon as possible to give you time to cancel your travel arrangements.
In a democracy, the power of the citizen is asserted through their vote. To address the global health challenges before us it is vital that all American citizens exercise this right and encourage others to do so too. CUGH is committed to protecting voters' rights and increasing voter turnout. To do this we are releasing our new campaign: Global Health Votes. This will include the following:
For over a decade now, the Americas have had the highest rates of gun violence in the world. This burden is largely concentrated in the region’s cities. In 2019, 47 of the world’s 50 most violent cities were in the Americas (http://seguridadjusticiaypaz.org.mx/sala-de-prensa/1590-boletin-ranking-...). The relatively free flow and easy access to firearms in the hemisphere – both legal and illegal – is a clear common denominator.
The WHO’s State of the World’s Report on Nursing and Midwifery was released this year, the Year of the Nurse. Nurses represent 59% of all healthcare professionals and are the backbone of health systems worldwide. How can this sector be strengthened and what of the future challenges it faces in helping to deliver effective health coverage especially during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. Patricia Davidson, Dean of the School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, and Dr.