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Observatory for the Containment of COVID-19 in Latin America

Dr. Felicia Knaul, Dr. Raymond Balise and Layla Bouzoubaa, M.S.P.H.

Dr. Felicia Knaul, Dr. Raymond Balise, and Layla Bouzoubaa, M.S.P.H. in collaboration with organizations in the U.S. and top researchers from Mexico have created the Observatory for the Containment of COVID-19 in Latin America. The new tool presents an overview of the public policies implemented by state governments, such as Mexico and Brazil, and the level of mobility of the population in response to the safety measures.

New Grant Targets Global Health Protection Against the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Jorge Saavedra and Dr. Jose Szapocznik
The Department of Public Health Sciences and the AHF Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami will be starting a collaboration to promote international coordination on global public health matters, such as infectious disease outbreaks. Dr. Jorge Saavedra and Dr. Jose Szapocznik will be leading the efforts on behalf of the University of Miami.

Frenk: Latin America, Caribbean can learn from other COVID-19 responses

President Julio Frenk
University of Miami President Julio Frenk participated in a webinar that examined the global response to the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion focused on lessons learned for implementation throughout Latin America as the region begins to be impacted by the pandemic.

COVID-19 in the Americas: Countries and Context (Argentina and Peru)

Dr. Felicia Knaul

The University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas (UMIA) held a webinar on September 30th that focused on the COVID-19 outbreaks in Latin America — the region has become the epicenter of the pandemic, accounting for a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases and deaths globally. The webinar provided an overview of the social, political, and economic factors contributing to the spread of the virus. Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., director of UMIA and professor at the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, moderated the discussion.