Webinar – September 30th: Countries and Context (Argentina and Peru)

Latin America continues to be the global epicenter for COVID-19. With only 8% of the world’s population, it has 36% of average daily deaths. Peru ranks 42nd in global population and 7th in COVID-19-related mortality, while Argentina ranks 31st in global population and 14th in COVID-19-related mortality. During this live webinar on September 30th, former […]

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Swiss Tages Anzeiger’s take on COVID-19 in Latam

Our researchers Felicia Knaul and Michael Touchton were quoted in the following article in Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger in discussion about Latin America’s situation in the current pandemic. The following text is a AI-produced translation of the original article, available here. As if Corona had never existed In many large cities in Latin America, people […]

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Upcoming Webinar: “COVID-19 in the Americas: Countries and Context (Argentina and Peru)”

SEPTEMBER 30TH @ 1:30PM ET Sign up / Submit questions in advance Latin America continues to be the global epicenter for COVID-19. Peru ranks 42nd in global population and 7th in COVID-19-related mortality, while Argentina ranks 31st in global population and 14th in COVID-19-related mortality. With only 8% of the world’s population, Latin America has […]

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Upcoming Webinar: “Gender-Based Violence in a Pandemic: Evidence to Inform Prevention and Response”

TOMORROW @ 10:30 AM ET Sign-up: https://t.co/GhzijyJWTT?amp=1 Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 1 in 3 women worldwide experienced physical or sexual violence. In recent times, lockdowns have restricted women’s mobility, increased economic strain and familial stress, and worsened the threat of violence. A “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence has emerged. Join our researcher Dr. Felicia M. […]

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Op-Ed in the Miami Herald: “Populist leaders play political games with COVID-19, and people are dying”

In op-ed published in the Miami Herald this past weekend, Dr. Felicia Knaul and Dr. Michael Touchton discussed their analysis of the current situation in Latin America in regard to the pandemic of COVID-19. As COVID-related deaths in the United States and in Brazil have skyrocketed to more than one a minute (1,000 per day), […]

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Webinar – September 2nd: Policies and Perspectives

Latin America is a global hotspot for COVID-19. With only 8% of the world’s population, it has 43% of the average daily deaths (about 5.5 million). During this live webinar on September 2nd, Dr. Rafael Lozano, director of Health Systems at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations (IHME) presented projections until December 2020 for […]

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Webinar – June 25th: The Emerging Crisis in Brazil

Brazil is now the global COVID-19 hotspot with over 1,000 deaths per day and more than 1 million cases overall. President Bolsonaro’s failure to respond to the pandemic places the burden on state and local governments. During this live webinar on June 25th, world-renowned public health expert Dr. Cesar Victora shared new results from studies […]

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Recent Highlights – 6/19

The world has entered a ‘dangerous phase’ with the reopening, according to the WHO [Spanish; “‘El mundo entró en una ‘fase peligrosa’ con el desconfinamiento’: OMS”] The general director of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned this Friday that the world has entered a new and dangerous phase in the fight against COVID-19 as countries […]

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Recent Highlights – 6/16

The Coronavirus is killing many more young people in the developing world [Spanish; “El coronavirus está matando a muchos más jóvenes en los países en vías de desarrollo”] COVID-19 is currently making its move towards the developing world, and while doing so, is changing the profile of victims of the disease. Opposite to what was […]

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