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The Impact of the Coronavirus on Latin America and the Caribbean

Council of the Americas

March 12, 2020
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As the world comes to grips with the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, please join the Council of the Americas for a discussion on its potential effects on regional population health, health systems, and the economy, and how key organizations are managing the health crisis in the Americas. Leading experts will share an update on the regional impact of COVID-19 and recommendations for how businesses and individuals should respond in times of growing uncertainty.

Speakers:

  • Nelson Arboleda, Director of the Office of the Americas, Office of the Secretary at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • ​Jarbas Barbosa, Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
  • Ines Bustillo, Director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Washington Office
  • Amparo Elena Gordillo-Tobar, Senior Health Economist, The World Bank Group and Coordinator, World Bank’s COVID-19 response for Latin America and the Caribbean

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #HealthcareASCOA | @ASCOA

Read their biographical history.

Video: The Impact of the Coronavirus on Latin America and the Caribbean

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